Visual Inventory of Surface N-Glycoproteins (VISUN)
Our catalog of experimentally verified surface proteins from >150 cell types/lines currently contains >2700 proteins and is housed in an SQL database on a secure server in the Gundry lab termed the Visual Inventory of Surface N-glycoproteins (VISUN (pronounced vision)). While a subset of these data is collated in the Cell Surface Protein Atlas, an additional 60+ unpublished cell types remain unique to VISUN. Accessing the VISUN repository provides a rapid and unique strategy to identify proteins that are ubiquitously expressed among a wide range of cell types, as well as those more restricted to a specific cell type or lineage. Although the failure to identify a protein by CSC is not conclusive evidence of the protein’s absence in a cell type, nor has every cell type yet been mapped, these comparisons are rapid first steps to narrow down preliminary targets for next level validation.
For more information, visit the Visun page on our companion website: www.CellSurfer.net