EVpedia: A community web portal for extracellular vesicles research

Kim, D.-K., Lee, J., Kim, S. R., Choi, D.-S., Yoon, Y. J., Kim, J. H., Go, G., Nhung, D., Hong, K., Jang, S. C., Kim, S.-H., Park, K.-S., Kim, O. Y., Park, H. T., Seo, J. H., Aikawa, E., Baj-Krzyworzeka, M., van Balkom, B. W. M., Belting, M., Blanc, L., Bond, V., Bongiovanni, A., Borras, F. E., Buee, L., Buzas, E. I., Cheng, L., Clayton, A., Cocucci, E., Dela Cruz, C. S., Desiderio, D. M., Di Vizio, D., Ekstrom, K., Falcon-Perez, J. M., Gardiner, C., Giebel, B., Greening, D. W., Gross, J. C., Gupta, D., Hendrix, A., Hill, A. F., Hill, M. M., Nolte-'t Hoen, E., Hwang, D. W., Inal, J., Jagannadham, M. V., Jayachandran, M., Jee, Y.-K., Jorgensen, M., Kim, K. P., Kim, Y.-K., Kislinger, T., Lasser, C., Lee, D. S., Lee, H., van Leeuwen, J., Lener, T., Liu, M.-L., Lotvall, J., Marcilla, A., Mathivanan, S., Moller, A., Morhayim, J., Mullier, F., Nazarenko, I., Nieuwland, R., Nunes, D. N., Pang, K., Park, J., Patel, T., Pocsfalvi, G., del Portillo, H., Putz, U., Ramirez, M. I., Rodrigues, M. L., Roh, T.-Y., Royo, F., Sahoo, S., Schiffelers, R., Sharma, S., Siljander, P., Simpson, R. J., Soekmadji, C., Stahl, P., Stensballe, A., St pie, E., Tahara, H., Trummer, A., Valadi, H., Vella, L. J., Wai, S. N., Witwer, K., Yanez-Mo, M., Youn, H., Zeidler, R., & Gho, Y. S. (2015) EVpedia: A community web portal for extracellular vesicles research. Bioinformatics, 31(6), pp. 933-939.

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Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are spherical bilayered proteolipids, harboring various bioactive molecules. Due to the complexity of the vesicular nomenclatures and components, online searches for EV-related publications and vesicular components are currently challenging.


We present an improved version of EVpedia, a public database for EVs research. This community web portal contains a database of publications and vesicular components, identification of orthologous vesicular components, bioinformatic tools and a personalized function. EVpedia includes 6879 publications, 172 080 vesicular components from 263 high-throughput datasets, and has been accessed more than 65 000 times from more than 750 cities. In addition, about 350 members from 73 international research groups have participated in developing EVpedia. This free web-based database might serve as a useful resource to stimulate the emerging field of EV research.

Availability and implementation

The web site was implemented in PHP, Java, MySQL and Apache, and is freely available at http://evpedia.info.

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ID Code: 85254
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu741
ISSN: 1460-2059
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2015 23:05
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2015 23:52

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