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HGNC specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_06180
Alternative names HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, Genenames.org
Restrictions to use None
Database management system MySQL
Community driven No
Data access File download, Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained Yes


  • Primates
    • Homo sapiens


  • HCOP
  • Multi-symbol checker


  • person_outline Elspeth A. Bruford
  • person_outline Bryony Braschi

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Deep learning meets ontologies: experiments to anchor the cardiovascular disease ontology in the biomedical literature

J Biomed Semantics
PMCID: 5896136
PMID: 29650041
DOI: 10.1186/s13326-018-0181-1

[…] cal entities such as UniProtKB. Fundel and Zimmer [] suggest a limitation that “the overlap of synonyms in different data sources is rather moderate” and thus, terms from other databases, such as the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee database [] or Entrez Gene [], are also needed to develop a more complete lexicon for gene and protein names. Another difficulty is keeping such a lexicon up-to-date, […]


A comparative genomics study of carbohydrate/glucose metabolic genes: from fish to mammals

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5896114
PMID: 29642853
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4647-4

[…] rnational Resource Center database, http://zfin.org/), MGI (Mouse Genome Informatics, http://www.informatics.jax.org/), Xenbase (Xenopus model organism database, http://www.xenbase.org/entry/), HGNC (HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, http://www.genenames.org/) and HCOP (HGNC Comparison of Orthology Predictions, http://www.genenames.org/cgi-bin/hcop). We found that some of the false-positive genome […]


Independent Evolution of Strychnine Recognition by Bitter Taste Receptor Subtypes

Front Mol Biosci
PMCID: 5840161
PMID: 29552563
DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2018.00009
call_split See protocol

[…] oked for human T2R pseudogenes (hT2R12p, 15p, 18p, 63p, 64p, and 67p) that are located on the same chromosome as hT2R10 and hT2R46 (12p13.2) in the HGNC database (retrieved in April, 2017: http://www.genenames.org/cgi-bin/genefamilies/set/1162), and added them to the T2R46 clade. Eleven pseudogenes were added after functional restoration and translation into protein sequences (Supplementary , “Res […]


Network analysis of coronary artery disease risk genes elucidates disease mechanisms and druggable targets

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5821758
PMID: 29467471
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20721-6

[…] gy (http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/GPCRListForward?class=A) was downloaded on 8.5.2014 (file targets_and_families.csv). All gene names were checked with HGNC Multi-symbol Checker (http://www.genenames.org/cgi-bin/symbol_checker). The lists of kinases and GPCRs were combined and collapsed to include only unique gene names (including HGNC and non-HGNC converted names). A score of 2 was assi […]


A 63 signature genes prediction system is effective for glioblastoma prognosis

PMCID: 5810221
PMID: 29393370
DOI: 10.3892/ijmm.2018.3422

[…] umina HiSeq 2000 RNA Sequencing platform was used. The genes were identified from the mRNAs in the downloaded dataset using the Human Gene Organization Gene Nomenclature Committee website (http://www.genenames.org/).Another GBM microarray dataset, GSE22866, was downloaded from the GEO database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE22866), which contained 40 tumor samples and 6 corr […]


Characteristics of functional enrichment and gene expression level of human putative transcriptional target genes

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5780744
PMID: 29363429
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-4339-5

[…] FIMO with p-value threshold of 10−5 []. Transcription factors corresponding to transcription factor binding sequences were searched computationally by comparing their names and gene symbols of HGNC (HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee) -approved gene nomenclature and 31,848 UCSC known canonical transcripts (http://hgdownload.cse.ucsc.edu/goldenpath/hg19/database/knownCanonical.txt.gz), as transcript […]

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HGNC institution(s)
HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK
HGNC funding source(s)
Supported by the HGNC, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) [U24HG003345]; Wellcome Trust [208349/Z/17/Z].

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