LightSwitch™ GoClone® Search Tips

How do I search for my gene or list of genes in the online catalog?

Our online catalog uses a smart search box that enables you to search for genes and their regulatory elements based on a variety of different types of annotation. You can search for the promoters and 3´UTRs of a single gene or many genes. To search for multiple genes at once, simply paste in a list of gene identifiers on separate lines. The following types of annotation can be used:

LightSwitch Product IDs

You can search for products based on their LightSwitch Product ID (e.g. S123456).

Gene IDs, symbols, or aliases

You can search by Gene IDs (e.g. 3287), symbols (e.g. HSF1), and aliases (e.g. HSTF1) based on Refseq/NCBI annotation of human genes, or search by LightSwitch Gene Model IDs (e.g. CHR7_P0362).

Accession numbers

You can also search by entering Refseq accession numbers (e.g. NM_005526) of human genes or Genbank accession numbers of human mRNAs (e.g. M64673).

Gene Ontology IDs

You can also search based on Gene Ontology IDs to find sets of genes involved in a common biological process, function, or location (e.g. GO:0004705; see for more information).

Gene description

You can also enter terms to do a free text search of gene descriptions. This will search all human NCBI gene names and descriptions when available. Queries must consist of search terms (words) and can be combined using the operators 'and', 'or', and 'not'. By default, terms are combined with 'and'. For example, entering "heat shock" will find all genes that contain "heat" and "shock" in the gene name or description.

For additional questions, please contact us at [email protected] or call 650-323-6570.