Bioinformatics. 2011 Mar 1;27(5):725-6. Epub 2011 Jan 6.

Baron D, Bihouée A, Teusan R, Dubois E, Savagner F, Steenman M, Houlgatte R, Ramstein G.


MADGene is a software environment comprising a web-based database and a java application. This platform aims at unifying gene identifiers (ids) and performing gene set analysis. MADGene allows the user to perform inter-conversion of clone and gene ids over a large range of nomenclatures relative to 17 species. We propose a set of 23 functions to facilitate the analysis of gene sets and we give two microarray applications to show how MADGene can be used to conduct meta-analyses. AVAILABILITY: The MADGene resources are freely available online from, a website dedicated to the analysis and annotation of DNA microarray data.