CellAge Database of Cell Senescence Genes
Cell senescence can be defined as the irreversible cessation of cell division of normally proliferating cells. Human cells become senescent from progressive shortening of telomeres as cells divide, stress or oncogenes. Primarily an anti-tumour mechanism, senescent cells accumulate with age in tissues and have been associated with degeneration and ageing of whole organisms. Many proteins have been linked to cell senescence as biomarkers and as causal drivers. To facilitate studies focused on cell senescence, we developed CellAge, a database of genes associated with cell senescence. Our manually-curated data is based on gene manipulation experiments in different human cell types. A gene expression signature of cellular senescence will also be made available in due course.
CellAge is in the beta phase of development and therefore still being improved and expanded. Collaborations and contributions are welcomed, please contact us if you wish to be involved.
Finding Entries in CellAge
Searching and browsing the full dataset is simple and intuitive. Just type your search query to filter the data, such as by using a gene name or HGNC symbol, or perhaps the name of a cell type. Note that the search is case insensitive.
A summary of the database, such as genes and cell lines available, is made available via the CellAge statistics page.
CellAge is still under construction. Once finalized, all data will be made available to the scientific community. If you wish to collaborate with us in the meantime, please contact us.