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Explores Cancer Testis Genes

Bioconductor version: Release (3.19)

The CTexploreR package re-defines the list of Cancer Testis/Germline (CT) genes. It is based on publicly available RNAseq databases (GTEx, CCLE and TCGA) and summarises CT genes' main characteristics. Several visualisation functions allow to explore their expression in different types of tissues and cancer cells, or to inspect the methylation status of their promoters in normal tissues.

Author: Axelle Loriot [aut, cre] , Julie Devis [aut] , Anna Diacofotaki [ctb], Charles De Smet [ths], Laurent Gatto [aut, ths]

Maintainer: Axelle Loriot <axelle.loriot at>

Citation (from within R, enter citation("CTexploreR")):


To install this package, start R (version "4.4") and enter:

if (!require("BiocManager", quietly = TRUE))


For older versions of R, please refer to the appropriate Bioconductor release.


To view documentation for the version of this package installed in your system, start R and enter:

Cancer Testis Explorer HTML R Script
Reference Manual PDF


biocViews DNAMethylation, DataImport, DifferentialExpression, Epigenetics, ExperimentHubSoftware, GeneExpression, Software, Transcriptomics
Version 1.0.0
In Bioconductor since BioC 3.19 (R-4.4) (< 6 months)
License Artistic-2.0
Depends R (>= 4.3), CTdata
Imports BiocGenerics, ComplexHeatmap, grid, SummarizedExperiment, GenomicRanges, IRanges, dplyr, tidyr, tibble, ggplot2, rlang, grDevices, stats, circlize, ggrepel, SingleCellExperiment, MatrixGenerics
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