Entrez Gene is the NCBI's database for gene-specific information, focusing on completely sequenced genomes, those with an active research community to contribute gene-specific information, or those that are scheduled for intense sequence analysis.

Preferred Prefix
Alternative Prefixes
entrez gene/locuslink EGID entrez NCBI_GeneID EntrezGene NCBIGene
dna gene genetics genome genomics
Missing Contact
Identifier Space Owner
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Entrez Gene should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
100010   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Entrez Gene should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Entrez Gene

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 13 mappings to external registries for ncbigene with 8 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
BioContext biocontext NCBIGene
Biolink Biolink Model Registry logo biolink NCBIGene
EDAM EDAM Ontology logo edam 1027
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.5h3maw
GO Gene Ontology Registry logo go NCBIGene
HL7 HL7 External Code Systems logo hl7 2.16.840.1.113883.6.340
Identifiers.org Identifiers.org logo miriam ncbigene
N2T Name-to-Thing logo n2t ncbigene
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information Registry logo ncbi GeneID
Prefix Commons Prefix Commons logo prefixcommons ncbigene
re3data Registry of Research Data Repositories logo re3data r3d100010650
UniProt UniProt Cross-ref database logo uniprot DB-0118
Wikidata Wikidata Property logo wikidata P351
RDF Information

When using this resource in RDF, the following URI format should be used:



Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE ncbigene:100010 is used to demonstrate the provides available for ncbigene. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Entrez Gene ncbigene https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/100010
Bioregistry bioregistry https://bioregistry.io/ncbigene:100010
Identifiers.org miriam https://identifiers.org/ncbigene:100010
Name-to-Thing n2t https://n2t.net/ncbigene:100010
Extra Providers

Additional providers curated in the Bioregistry are listed here.

Code Name URL
CURATOR_REVIEW Bio2RDF http://ncbigene.bio2rdf.org/describe/?url=http://bio2rdf.org/ncbigene:100010
bio2rdf Bio2RDF http://bio2rdf.org/ncbigene:100010
marrvel Model organism Aggregated Resources for Rare Variant ExpLoration http://marrvel.org/model/gene/100010
scholia Scholia https://scholia.toolforge.org/ncbi-gene/100010