We support files in Excel, CSV and TXT format which follow these guidelines.
Gene-Expression spreadsheets typically contain headers like:
ID (some probe identifier), Gene symbol, Samples name(s), and annotations' headers (GO terms associated with the probes, other gene IDs, etc...). Come also contain statistical results from differential expression analyses (Fold change, P-values, etc.)
The image bellow shows an example a file with gene expression values:
To import such a file into InSilico DB you need to add one row on top with specific headers "ID", "SAMPLE" and "ANNOT".
- the "ID" column typically contains a unique identifier per row.
- "SAMPLE" columns contain the sample names and their gene-expression values.
- "ANNOT" columns contain optional additional annotations.
- "RESULT" columns contain optional analysis results like Fold-change, P-Value, Q-Value, etc...
Note columns without these headers will be ignored.
In our example we used the probe ID as the unique identifier. If you do not have a probe ID column and only a gene symbol column, choose this one. The resulting file should look something like this:
The following example shows a file with analysis results (Signal-to-noise, FDR, p-value and Fold change)