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IST Online and oncology research

As we are nearing our 11th anniversary, it is nice to see that one of our first releases, IST Online, continues to serve researchers throughout the world. We have recently seen several scientific publications where IST Online supported the research, bring new insights in an easy-to-use fashion.
We have seen researchers of The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University use IST in their efforts to target cancers through TCR-peptide/MHC interactions and you can find their publication here.
Meanwhile, researchers from the Universities of Turku, Åbo and Jyväskylä published their article about Decorin Expression and Oncosuppression in Human Embryonic Carcinomas , in which they also examined the expression of the small leucine rich proteoglycans in healthy human testis and in different human testicular non-seminoma germ cell tumors using IST Online database. You can read more about that here.
Last, but not least, researchers from the Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University published about how downregulated SPINK4 is associated with poor survival in colorectal cancer. More about that here.
If you are not familiar with IST Online, here is a small introduction:  it is the world’s largest fully integrated and annotated human gene expression data source, where all genes are fully comparable across all samples. What makes it even more special is that it is freely accessible via
We hope that IST Online continues to serve research globally and we look forward to more publications!