Are there any publicly available databases providing expression data for long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) across cell types of multicellular organisms? Alternatively, are there lesser known UCSC tracks for this?

  • Example 1: I want to compare tissue-specific expression of the human lncRNA Xist across HeLa, GM12878, and HEK293 cell types [or more].

  • Example 2: I want to compare tissue-specific expression of the plant lncRNA COLDAIR across cortex, phloem, and trichoblast cell types [or more].


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As long as the lncRNA is annotated you can use https://gtexportal.org/home/gene.

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    – Community Bot
    Commented Mar 6, 2023 at 19:08
  • $\begingroup$ This is a fantastic resource for comparing lncRNA expression (or any annotated gene expression) across primary, non-diseased human tissues! Thanks for sharing, Mary. Hopefully similar portals/databases will be developed in the near future for other multicellular organisms [and maybe even for cell lines?!]. $\endgroup$
    – Gawain
    Commented Dec 12, 2023 at 17:35

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