CellType

lamindb provides access to the following public protein ontologies through bionty:

  1. Cell Ontology

Here we show how to access and search CellType ontologies to standardize new data.

import bionty as bt
import pandas as pd
💡 connected lamindb: testuser1/test-public-ontologies

PublicOntology objects

Let us create a public ontology accessor with .public method, which chooses a default public ontology source from PublicSource. It’s a PublicOntology object, which you can think about as a public registry:

celltypes = bt.CellType.public(organism="all")
celltypes
PublicOntology
Entity: CellType
Organism: all
Source: cl, 2024-02-13
#terms: 2918

As for registries, you can export the ontology as a DataFrame:

df = celltypes.df()
df.head()
name definition synonyms parents
ontology_id
CL:0000000 cell A Material Entity Of Anatomical Origin (Part O... None []
CL:0000001 primary cultured cell A Cultured Cell That Is Freshly Isolated From ... primary cell culture cell|unpassaged cultured ... [CL:0000010]
CL:0000002 obsolete immortal cell line cell Obsolete: A Cell Line Cell That Is Expected To... continuous cell line cell|permanent cell line ... []
CL:0000003 obsolete native cell Obsolete. A Cell That Is Found In A Natural Se... None []
CL:0000004 obsolete cell by organism Obsolete: A Classification Of Cells By The Org... None []

Unlike registries, you can also export it as a Pronto object via public.ontology.

Look up terms

As for registries, terms can be looked up with auto-complete:

lookup = celltypes.lookup()

The . accessor provides normalized terms (lower case, only contains alphanumeric characters and underscores):

lookup.cd8_positive_alpha_beta_t_cell
CellType(ontology_id='CL:0000625', name='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell', definition='A T Cell Expressing An Alpha-Beta T Cell Receptor And The Cd8 Coreceptor.', synonyms='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-cell|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-lymphocyte|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T lymphocyte', parents=array(['CL:0000791'], dtype=object))

To look up the exact original strings, convert the lookup object to dict and use the [] accessor:

lookup_dict = lookup.dict()
lookup_dict["CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell"]
CellType(ontology_id='CL:0000625', name='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell', definition='A T Cell Expressing An Alpha-Beta T Cell Receptor And The Cd8 Coreceptor.', synonyms='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-cell|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-lymphocyte|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T lymphocyte', parents=array(['CL:0000791'], dtype=object))

By default, the name field is used to generate lookup keys. You can specify another field to look up:

lookup = celltypes.lookup(celltypes.ontology_id)
lookup.cl_0000625
CellType(ontology_id='CL:0000625', name='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell', definition='A T Cell Expressing An Alpha-Beta T Cell Receptor And The Cd8 Coreceptor.', synonyms='CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-cell|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-lymphocyte|CD8-positive, alpha-beta T lymphocyte', parents=array(['CL:0000791'], dtype=object))

Search terms

Search behaves in the same way as it does for registries:

celltypes.search("CD8 positive T cell").head(3)
ontology_id definition synonyms parents __ratio__
name
Tc2 cell CL:0000918 A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta Positive T Cell Exp... T-cytotoxic T cell type 2|Tc2 T-lymphocyte|Tc2... [CL:0000908, CL:0001052] 95.000000
Tc1 cell CL:0000917 A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta Positive T Cell Tha... Tc1 T lymphocyte|T-cytotoxic T cell type 1|Tc1... [CL:0000908] 95.000000
Tc17 cell CL:0002128 A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell That Has The... CD8-positive Th17 cell|Tc17 T-lymphocyte|Tc17 ... [CL:0000908] 92.682927

By default, search also covers synonyms:

celltypes.search("Tc1 T lymphocyte").head(3)
ontology_id definition synonyms parents __ratio__
name
Tc1 cell CL:0000917 A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta Positive T Cell Tha... Tc1 T lymphocyte|T-cytotoxic T cell type 1|Tc1... [CL:0000908] 100.000000
Tc17 cell CL:0002128 A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell That Has The... CD8-positive Th17 cell|Tc17 T-lymphocyte|Tc17 ... [CL:0000908] 96.969697
T-helper 1 cell CL:0000545 A Cd4-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell That Has The... Th1 T-cell|T(H)-1 cell|Th1 T lymphocyte|Th1 T ... [CL:0000492] 93.750000

You can turn this off synonym by passing synonyms_field=None:

celltypes.search("Tc1 T lymphocyte", synonyms_field=None).head(3)
ontology_id definition synonyms parents __ratio__
name
lymphocyte CL:0000542 A Lymphocyte Is A Leukocyte Commonly Found In ... None [CL:0000842] 76.923077
blood lymphocyte CL:4030029 A Lymphocyte Located In Blood. None [CL:0000542, CL:2000001] 68.750000
obsolete null lymphocyte CL:0002245 Obsolete: A Lymphocyte That Lacks T Or B Cell ... None [] 65.000000

Search another field (default is .name):

celltypes.search(
    "CD8 positive alpha beta T cell",
    field=celltypes.definition,
).head()
ontology_id name synonyms parents __ratio__
definition
A T Cell Expressing An Alpha-Beta T Cell Receptor And The Cd8 Coreceptor. CL:0000625 CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell CD8-positive, alpha-beta T-cell|CD8-positive, ... [CL:0000791] 98.360656
A Mature Alpha-Beta T Cell That Expresses An Alpha-Beta T Cell Receptor And The Cd4 Coreceptor. CL:0000624 CD4-positive, alpha-beta T cell CD4-positive, alpha-beta T lymphocyte|CD4-posi... [CL:0000791] 95.081967
A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell That Has Differentiated Into A Memory T Cell. CL:0000909 CD8-positive, alpha-beta memory T cell CD8-positive, alpha-beta memory T lymphocyte|C... [CL:0000625, CL:0000813] 88.235294
A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell That Regulates Overall Immune Responses As Well As The Responses Of Other T Cell Subsets Through Direct Cell-Cell Contact And Cytokine Release. CL:0000795 CD8-positive, alpha-beta regulatory T cell CD8-positive Treg|CD8-positive, alpha-beta reg... [CL:0000625, CL:0000815] 88.135593
A Cd8-Positive, Alpha-Beta T Cell With The Phenotype Ccr7-Negative, Cd45Ra-Positive. CL:0001050 effector CD8-positive, alpha-beta T cell effector CD8-positive, alpha-beta T lymphocyte... [CL:0000625, CL:0000911] 85.714286

Standardize CellType identifiers

Let us generate a DataFrame that stores a number of CellType identifiers, some of which corrupted:

df_orig = pd.DataFrame(
    index=[
        "Boettcher cell",
        "bone marrow cell",
        "interstitial cell of ovary",
        "pancreatic ductal cell",
        "This celltype does not exist",
    ]
)
df_orig
Boettcher cell
bone marrow cell
interstitial cell of ovary
pancreatic ductal cell
This celltype does not exist

We can check whether any of our values are validated against the ontology reference:

validated = celltypes.validate(df_orig.index, celltypes.name)
df_orig.index[~validated]
4 terms (80.00%) are validated
1 term (20.00%) is not validated: This celltype does not exist
Index(['This celltype does not exist'], dtype='object')

Ontology source versions

For any given entity, we can choose from a number of versions:

bt.PublicSource.filter(entity="CellType").df()
uid entity organism currently_used source source_name version url md5 source_website run_id created_by_id updated_at
id
29 3DeN CellType all True cl Cell Ontology 2024-02-13 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331255+00:00
30 6tvq CellType all False cl Cell Ontology 2023-08-24 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... 46e7dd89421f1255cf0191eca1548f73 https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331349+00:00
31 1oXM CellType all False cl Cell Ontology 2023-04-20 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... 58cdc1545f0d35e6fce76a65331b00fb https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331445+00:00
32 419m CellType all False cl Cell Ontology 2023-02-15 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... 9331a6a029cb1863bd0584ab41508df7 https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331540+00:00
33 a0ZY CellType all False cl Cell Ontology 2022-08-16 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... d0655766574e63f3fe5ed56d3c030880 https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331633+00:00

When instantiating a Bionty object, we can choose a source or version:

public_source = bt.PublicSource.filter(
    source="cl", version="2023-04-20", organism="all"
).one()
celltypes= bt.CellType.public(public_source=public_source)
celltypes
❗ loading non-default source inside a LaminDB instance
PublicOntology
Entity: CellType
Organism: all
Source: cl, 2023-04-20
#terms: 2862

The currently used ontologies can be displayed using:

bt.PublicSource.filter(currently_used=True).df()
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uid entity organism currently_used source source_name version url md5 source_website run_id created_by_id updated_at
id
1 5Dlc Organism vertebrates True ensembl Ensembl release-112 https://ftp.ensembl.org/pub/release-112/specie... 0ec37e77f4bc2d0b0b47c6c62b9f122d https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.328234+00:00
6 2Jzh Organism bacteria True ensembl Ensembl release-57 https://ftp.ensemblgenomes.ebi.ac.uk/pub/bacte... ee28510ed5586ea7ab4495717c96efc8 https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.328769+00:00
7 1kdI Organism fungi True ensembl Ensembl release-57 http://ftp.ensemblgenomes.org/pub/fungi/releas... dbcde58f4396ab8b2480f7fe9f83df8a https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.328864+00:00
8 2mIM Organism metazoa True ensembl Ensembl release-57 http://ftp.ensemblgenomes.org/pub/metazoa/rele... 424636a574fec078a61cbdddb05f9132 https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.328959+00:00
9 2XQ6 Organism plants True ensembl Ensembl release-57 https://ftp.ensemblgenomes.ebi.ac.uk/pub/plant... eadaa1f3e527e4c3940c90c7fa5c8bf4 https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.329053+00:00
10 1Vzs Organism all True ncbitaxon NCBItaxon Ontology 2023-06-20 s3://bionty-assets/df_all__ncbitaxon__2023-06-... 00d97ba65627f1cd65636d2df22ea76c https://github.com/obophenotype/ncbitaxon None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.329148+00:00
11 1hx4 Gene human True ensembl Ensembl release-112 s3://bionty-assets/df_human__ensembl__release-... 4ccda4d88720a326737376c534e8446b https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.329244+00:00
15 76FX Gene mouse True ensembl Ensembl release-112 s3://bionty-assets/df_mouse__ensembl__release-... 519cf7b8acc3c948274f66f3155a3210 https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.329619+00:00
19 7LW6 Gene saccharomyces cerevisiae True ensembl Ensembl release-112 s3://bionty-assets/df_saccharomyces cerevisiae... 11775126b101233525a0a9e2dd64edae https://www.ensembl.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.330004+00:00
22 7llW Protein human True uniprot Uniprot 2023-03 s3://bionty-assets/df_human__uniprot__2023-03_... 1c46e85c6faf5eff3de5b4e1e4edc4d3 https://www.uniprot.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.330589+00:00
24 5U7J Protein mouse True uniprot Uniprot 2023-03 s3://bionty-assets/df_mouse__uniprot__2023-03_... 9d5e9a8225011d3218e10f9bbb96a46c https://www.uniprot.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.330790+00:00
26 5nkB CellMarker human True cellmarker CellMarker 2.0 s3://bionty-assets/human_cellmarker_2.0_CellMa... d565d4a542a5c7e7a06255975358e4f4 http://bio-bigdata.hrbmu.edu.cn/CellMarker None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.330977+00:00
27 6AFz CellMarker mouse True cellmarker CellMarker 2.0 s3://bionty-assets/mouse_cellmarker_2.0_CellMa... 189586732c63be949e40dfa6a3636105 http://bio-bigdata.hrbmu.edu.cn/CellMarker None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331070+00:00
28 6cbC CellLine all True clo Cell Line Ontology 2022-03-21 https://data.bioontology.org/ontologies/CLO/su... ea58a1010b7e745702a8397a526b3a33 https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/CLO None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331163+00:00
29 3DeN CellType all True cl Cell Ontology 2024-02-13 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/cl/releases/202... https://obophenotype.github.io/cell-ontology None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331255+00:00
34 1AyH Tissue all True uberon Uberon multi-species anatomy ontology 2024-02-20 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/uberon/releases... 2048667b5fdf93192384bdf53cafba18 http://obophenotype.github.io/uberon None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.331726+00:00
39 LoCG Disease all True mondo Mondo Disease Ontology 2024-02-06 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/mondo/releases/... 78914fa236773c5ea6605f7570df6245 https://mondo.monarchinitiative.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.332188+00:00
44 2mou Disease human True doid Human Disease Ontology 2024-01-31 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/doid/releases/2... b36c15a4610757094f8db64b78ae2693 https://disease-ontology.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.332674+00:00
51 4usY ExperimentalFactor all True efo The Experimental Factor Ontology 3.63.0 http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/releases/v3.63.0/efo.owl 603e6f6981d53d501c5921aa3940b095 https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/EFO None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.333333+00:00
54 2WLc Phenotype human True hp Human Phenotype Ontology 2024-03-06 https://github.com/obophenotype/human-phenotyp... 36b0d00c24a68edb9131707bc146a4c7 https://hpo.jax.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.333618+00:00
58 6zE1 Phenotype mammalian True mp Mammalian Phenotype Ontology 2024-02-07 https://github.com/mgijax/mammalian-phenotype-... 31c27ed2c7d5774f8b20a77e4e1fd278 https://github.com/mgijax/mammalian-phenotype-... None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.333991+00:00
60 7EnA Phenotype zebrafish True zp Zebrafish Phenotype Ontology 2024-01-22 https://github.com/obophenotype/zebrafish-phen... 01600a5d392419b27fc567362d4cfff8 https://github.com/obophenotype/zebrafish-phen... None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.334176+00:00
63 55lY Phenotype all True pato Phenotype And Trait Ontology 2023-05-18 http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/pato/releases/2... bd472f4971492109493d4ad8a779a8dd https://github.com/pato-ontology/pato None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.334456+00:00
64 48aa Pathway all True go Gene Ontology 2023-05-10 https://data.bioontology.org/ontologies/GO/sub... e9845499eadaef2418f464cd7e9ac92e http://geneontology.org None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.334550+00:00
67 3rm9 BFXPipeline all True lamin Bioinformatics Pipeline 1.0.0 s3://bionty-assets/bfxpipelines.json a7eff57a256994692fba46e0199ffc94 https://lamin.ai None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.334832+00:00
68 5alK Drug all True dron Drug Ontology 2024-03-02 https://data.bioontology.org/ontologies/DRON/s... 84138459de4f65034e979f4e46783747 https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/DRON None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.334930+00:00
70 7CRn DevelopmentalStage human True hsapdv Human Developmental Stages 2020-03-10 http://aber-owl.net/media/ontologies/HSAPDV/11... 52181d59df84578ed69214a5cb614036 https://github.com/obophenotype/developmental-... None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.335117+00:00
71 16tR DevelopmentalStage mouse True mmusdv Mouse Developmental Stages 2020-03-10 http://aber-owl.net/media/ontologies/MMUSDV/9/... 5bef72395d853c7f65450e6c2a1fc653 https://github.com/obophenotype/developmental-... None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.335210+00:00
72 3Tlc Ethnicity human True hancestro Human Ancestry Ontology 3.0 https://github.com/EBISPOT/hancestro/raw/3.0/h... 76dd9efda9c2abd4bc32fc57c0b755dd https://github.com/EBISPOT/hancestro None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.337369+00:00
73 5JnV BioSample all True ncbi NCBI BioSample attributes 2023-09 s3://bionty-assets/df_all__ncbi__2023-09__BioS... 918db9bd1734b97c596c67d9654a4126 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/biosample/docs/at... None 1 2024-06-17 12:17:34.337477+00:00