How is RAAR organized?

RAAR is organized according to 2 levels of information for genes involved in regulation of AR signaling:

1.     An up-to-date listing of genes involved in pre-receptor and post-receptor level regulation of AR signaling

2.     For each gene listed in RAAR, a compendium of links to databases is given that provides user-friendly and ready-to-use comprehensive information on gene function, clinical relevance, and availability of technical resources


What content does RAAR offer?

1.     RAAR currently contains 55 pre-receptor and 274 post-receptor entries.

2.     For these entries, RAAR gives access to information at 3 different levels:

a. pre-receptor level: 24 databases

b. post-receptor level: 25 databases

c. additional resources level: >100 databases


How is RAAR data (access) set up?

·        RAAR entries are entered using their official gene symbol.

·        An RAAR entry is included in the section that best fits its function.

·        RAAR entries are listed in alphabetical order in the pre-receptor and post-receptor tabs.

·        Individual databases are listed in same order at the pre-receptor and post-receptor tabs.

·        The database order reflects grouping based on database content: gene function, clinical relevance and availability of resources.

·        Hyperlinks provide direct access to RAAR entry-specific information in the databases

·        Hyperlinks that take the user directly to the homepage of the respective database are included in Other Resources database.

·        2 databases, Oncomine and SNPper, are included that require the user to log-in. For RAAR users who are not yet registered, RAAR has included a log-in and password for convenience:

Ř  SNPper: username: RAARuser and password: password1

Ř  Oncomine: userID: and password: password1

·        Hyperlinks take the user either to an overview of general information that the database contains for that RAAR entry, or in select cases, to prostate cancer-specific information. 

·        If a database returns multiple hits for an RAAR entry, the hyperlink takes the user to the “standard reference,” which is usually the transcript or isoform version that corresponds to the longest coding sequence.

·        If no content for the RAAR entry is available in external databases, the RAAR results page reports “no information”.

·        RAAR content is curated manually, at least every 3 months. Updates and additions are included as they become available.


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