Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Q: What is the difference of SHOGoiN with other databases?
  • A: Our features are as follows.
    • 1. The misidentification of cell types can be prevented by using the 5 factor ID code.
    • 2. The ID code integrates five pieces of information: a) cell lineage map, b) transcriptome/methylome analysis information, c) cell conversion information, d) cell marker information and e) cell/tissue image information.
    • 3. It is possible to integrate information quickly from other databases (Cellfinder, LifeMap Discovery™ and so on) into SHOGoiN by using the ID code.

  • Q: How frequently is SHOGoiN updated?
  • A: SHOGoiN is usually updated at the beginning of every month. See "What's new" and "Release notes".

  • Q: How can I download the SHOGoiN dataset?
  • A: The data can be found in "Data Downloads".

  • Q: How can I identify the similar cell types used for my research?
  • A: CELLBLAST was designed for this purpose.

  • Q: How can I get information on genes that may contribute to cell type differences using SHOGoiN?
  • A: GSEABoT was designed for this purpose.

  • Q: What does the term "SHOGoiN Cell ID" mean?
  • A: SHOGoiN Cell ID consists of Anatomy ID (22 digits) and Cell Type ID (3 digits).

  • Q: How can I submit data to SHOGoiN?
  • A: Please contact us at: shogoin-q(a)stemcellinformatics.org