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The Porcine Translational Research Database

posted on 2024-02-09, 18:03 authored by Harry DawsonHarry Dawson, Celine Chen, Brady J. Gaynor, Jonathan Shao, Joseph F. Urban

The data in the Porcine Translational Research Database is supported by >5800 references, and contains 65 data fields for each entry, including >9700 full length (5′ and 3′) unambiguous pig sequences, >2400 real time PCR assays and reactivity information on >1700 antibodies. It also contains gene and/or protein expression data for >2200 genes and identifies and corrects errors (gene duplications artifacts, mis-assemblies, mis-annotations, and incorrect species assignments) for >2,000 porcine genes. This database is the largest manually curated database for any single veterinary species and is unique among porcine gene databases in regard to linking gene expression to gene function, identifying related gene pathways, and connecting data with other porcine gene database.

Resources in this dataset:


USDA-ARS: 1235-51000-055-00D


Data contact name

Dawson, Harry

Data contact email



USDA Agricultural Research Service

Intended use

To provide a centralized, manually-curated source of genomic and proteomic information for swine in biomedical research.

Use limitations

The database provides data for approximately 1/2 of the genome. Furthermore the database, as currently formatted, only provides the sequence for the longest RNA transcript or protein.

Temporal Extent Start Date



  • Not specified

Geographic location - description

Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, 10300 Baltimore, Ave. Beltsville, MD

ISO Topic Category

  • biota

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

databases; genes; humans; swine; rodents; gene ontology; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; polymerase chain reaction; Abutilon theophrasti; protein synthesis; genetic databases; gene expression; biomedical research; proteomics; animal models; surveys; mice; cattle; rats; proteins; genetic markers; solutes; adenosine triphosphate; microRNA; genomics

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 107
  • 103

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Dawson, Harry D.; Chen, Celine; Gaynor, Brady J.; Shao, Jonathan; Urban, Joseph F. (2017). The Porcine Translational Research Database. USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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