rae230aSYMBOL {rae230a}R Documentation

Mappings between probe identifiers and gene symbols


When new genes are reported, gene symbols that are (hopefully) validated by an appropriate nomenclature committee are used to label the genes. rae230aSYMBOL maps probe identifiers to the symbols used to report genes represented by the probe identifiers


rae230aSYMBOL maps probe ids to either the official (validated by a nomenclature committee) and preferred names (interim selected for display). Efforts are bing made to differentiate the two.

Symbols typically consist of 3 letters that define either a single gene (ABC) or multiple genes (ABC1, ABC2, ABC3). Gene symbols can be used as key words to query public databases such as LocusLink.

Mappings were based on data provided by:

LocusLink:ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/refseq/LocusLink/LL_tmpl.gz. Built: September 15, 2004

Package built Thu Sep 16 09:31:44 2004




    # Convert the environment to a list
    xx <- as.list(rae230aSYMBOL)
    if(length(xx) > 0){
        # The symbols for the first two elements of XX
        # Get the first one

[Package rae230a version 1.6.5 Index]