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Supplementary Table S1 from The EstroGene Database Reveals Diverse Temporal, Context-Dependent, and Bidirectional Estrogen Receptor Regulomes in Breast Cancer

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posted on 2023-08-15, 08:22 authored by Zheqi Li, Tianqin Li, Megan E. Yates, Yang Wu, Amanda Ferber, Lyuqin Chen, Daniel D. Brown, Jason S. Carroll, Matthew J. Sikora, George C. Tseng, Steffi Oesterreich, Adrian V. Lee

Inventory of EstroGene Database


Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

Susan G. Komen (SGK)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI)

Shear Family Foundation (Shear Family Foundation Inc)

China Scholarship Council (CSC)



As one of the most successful cancer therapeutic targets, estrogen receptor-α (ER/ESR1) has been extensively studied over the past few decades. Sequencing technological advances have enabled genome-wide analysis of ER action. However, comparison of individual studies is limited by different experimental designs, and few meta-analyses are available. Here, we established the EstroGene database through unified processing of data from 246 experiments including 136 transcriptomic, cistromic, and epigenetic datasets focusing on estradiol (E2)-triggered ER activation across 19 breast cancer cell lines. A user-friendly browser ( was generated for multiomic data visualization involving gene inquiry under user-defined experimental conditions and statistical thresholds. Notably, annotation of metadata associated with public datasets revealed a considerable lack of experimental details. Comparison of independent RNA-seq or ER ChIP-seq data with the same design showed large variability and only strong effects could be consistently detected. Temporal estrogen response metasignatures were defined, and the association of E2 response rate with temporal transcriptional factors, chromatin accessibility, and heterogeneity of ER expression was evaluated. Unexpectedly, harmonizing 146 E2-induced transcriptomic datasets uncovered a subset of genes harboring bidirectional E2 regulation, which was linked to unique transcriptional factors and highly associated with immune surveillance in the clinical setting. Furthermore, the context dependent E2 response programs were characterized in MCF7 and T47D cell lines, the two most frequently used models in the EstroGene database. Collectively, the EstroGene database provides an informative and practical resource to the cancer research community to uniformly evaluate key reproducible features of ER regulomes and unravels modes of ER signaling. A resource database integrating 246 publicly available ER profiling datasets facilitates meta-analyses and identifies estrogen response temporal signatures, a bidirectional program, and model-specific biases.

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