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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2004
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (57th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
2 blogs
2 Wikipedia pages


251 Dimensions

Readers on

454 Mendeley
3 CiteULike
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Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2004
DOI 10.1186/gb-2004-5-6-226
Pubmed ID

Susan Jones


The basic helix-loop-helix proteins are dimeric transcription factors that are found in almost all eukaryotes. In animals, they are important regulators of embryonic development, particularly in neurogenesis, myogenesis, heart development and hematopoiesis.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 454 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 6 1%
United States 3 <1%
Switzerland 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Panama 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 431 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 126 28%
Student > Bachelor 81 18%
Student > Master 68 15%
Researcher 62 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 34 7%
Other 56 12%
Unknown 27 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 204 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 152 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 4%
Neuroscience 10 2%
Chemistry 9 2%
Other 30 7%
Unknown 32 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 June 2019.
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Altmetric has tracked 15,276,424 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,301 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 24.9. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 74% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 7 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than 4 of them.