[BioC] getting Locus Link ids from gene symbol

Steffen Durinck durincks at mail.nih.gov
Mon Jun 11 15:20:13 CEST 2007

Hi Alex,

You could use the biomaRt package for this, here the code to do it:

 >map = getBM(c("hgnc_symbol","entrezgene"), 
values=list(c("Btk","Casp8"),TRUE), mart=ensembl)

it should give:


  hgnc_symbol entrezgene
1       CASP8        841
6         BTK        695


Alex Tsoi wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a list of gene symbols (eg. Btk, Casp8), and I would like to get
> their corresponding gene locus link IDs.
> Could anyone show me the ways I could do it.
> Greatly appreciate for any suggestion.
> Thanks,
> Alex-
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