The normal staining overview page shows antibody staining and, when available, knowledge-based annotated protein expression in 46 human tissues. The assay and annotation is described here.
The overview can be based on one or more antibodies (reported by the "Antibodies in assay"-field).
The tissues and cell types can be ordered by organ, cell type or alphabetically. The organ view displays the representative tissues organised in tissue groups according to functional features or anatomical location.
The cell type view displays the representative tissues organised in groups related to origin. The view allows the viewer to identify cell type specific patterns of expression e.g. CD20 expression in hematopoetic cell types.
For each tissue and cell type, the antibody staining is given with the blue-scale color-coding (described by the scale in the box to the right). Each available antibody is listed in a separate column and the antibody identifier is available at the bottom of the tissue list. The images and annotations can be accessed by clicking on the tissue name.
When available, a knowledge-based annotated protein expression (APE) is given to the right of the antibody staining values. The level of expression is also given by a blue-scale color-coding (described by the scale in the box to the right).