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Gene Profile

Version: 1.0-RELEASE (07 April 2021)

Bioschemas profile describing a Gene in Life Sciences


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Key to specification table

CD = Cardinality

Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
identifier PropertyValue
Text
URL
Schema:

The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.


ONE
name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


ONE
Marginality: Recommended.
description Text
Schema:

A description of the item.


ONE
encodesBioChemEntity BioChemEntity
Schema:

This property is used to link to gene products encoded (even indirectly) from this gene such as RNA or proteins.


Bioschemas:

For genes, this property is used to express in a generic way gene products encoded by this gene, for instance RNA or Protein

MANY
isPartOfBioChemEntity BioChemEntity
Schema:

Indicates a BioChemEntity that is (in some sense) a part of this BioChemEntity. Inverse property: hasBioChemEntity


Bioschemas:

For genes, it is recommended to at least specify the DNA/chromosome containing this gene

MANY
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


Bioschemas:

Link to the official webpage associated to this entity.

ONE
Marginality: Optional.
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


MANY
alternativeOf Gene
Bioschemas:

Is variant of. Use this property to express when a gene is a variant of any other gene.

MANY
associatedDisease MedicalCondition
PropertyValue
URL
Schema:

Disease associated to this BioChemEntity


MANY
expressedIn AnatomicalStructure
AnatomicalSystem
BioChemEntity
DefinedTerm
Schema:

Tissue, organ, biological sample, etc in which activity of this gene has been observed experimentally. For example brain, digestive system.


MANY
hasBioChemEntityPart BioChemEntity
Schema:

Indicates a BioChemEntity that (in some sense) has this BioChemEntity as a part. Inverse property: isPartOfBioChemEntity


Bioschemas:

For genes, it can be used to link to gene sequence annotations such as variants or so.

MANY
hasBioPolymerSequence Text
Schema:

A symbolic representation of a BioChemEnity. For example, a nucleotide sequence of a Gene or an amino acid sequence of a Protein.


ONE
hasMolecularFunction DefinedTerm
PropertyValue
URL
Bioschemas:

GO molecular function enabled by the gene/protein.

MANY

Only the molecular function branch of Gene Ontology (GO)

hasRepresentation PropertyValue
Text
URL
Schema:

A common representation such as a protein sequence or chemical structure for this entity. For images use schema.org/image.


Bioschemas:

For genes it can be used to link to a page with the corresponding sequence. If you want to better define the nature of the representation, use a PropertyValue as described in additionalProperty or a third-party ontology predicate.

MANY
hasStatus Text
Schema:

One of pseudogene, dead, killed, live, predicted, suppressed.


ONE
image ImageObject
URL
Schema:

An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.


ONE
isInvolvedInBiologicalProcess DefinedTerm
PropertyValue
URL
Bioschemas:

GO biological process this gene/protein is involved in.

MANY

Only the biological process branch of Gene Ontology (GO)

isLocatedInSubcellularLocation DefinedTerm
PropertyValue
URL
Bioschemas:

GO subcellular location this gene/protein is located in.

MANY

Only the subcellular location branch of Gene Ontology (GO)

mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork
URL
Schema:

Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details. Inverse property: mainEntity.


Bioschemas:

Link via DataRecord to the main DataRecord representing this entity in a dataset. It is usually preferred to use mainEntity from a DataRecord to point to its corresponding entity.

ONE
sameAs URL
Schema:

URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item’s identity. E.g. the URL of the item’s Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.


MANY
taxonomicRange DefinedTerm
Taxon
Text
URL
Schema:

The taxonomic grouping of the organism that expresses, encodes, or in someway related to the BioChemEntity.


MANY

Taxonomies or any suitable controlled vocabulary