23/11/2021 Updated motif & FASTA downloads (see blog)
23/11/2021 Updated EEADannot database, which contains selected plant motifs and sites manually curated at EEAD-CSIC
19/11/2021 Updated server, HTTPS enabled
03/02/2021 Updated 3dfootprint & interfaces
02/12/2020 Curated motifs VRN1, CONS1, CONS2, StCONSTANSlike1 used in doi:10.1016/j.cj.2020.07.008
21/10/2020 Command-line client at GitHub

The data are regularly curated from public databases and the literature; interfaces are inferred from the collection of protein-DNA complexes at 3D-footprint:

total unique metazoa plants
Transcription Factors 9472 7169 4713 1148
DNA motifs (PSSM) 13798 7763 7763 1994
DNA Binding Sites/Sequences 35164

footprintDB predicts:

  1. Transcription factors which bind a specific DNA site or motif
  2. DNA motifs or sites likely to be recognized by a specific DNA-binding protein
footprintDB working schema
footprintDB Search footprintDB Tutorial


These data are available AS IS and at your own risk. The EEAD/CSIC do not give any representation or warranty nor assume any liability or responsibility for the data nor the results posted (whether as to their accuracy, completeness, quality or otherwise). Access to these data is available free of charge for ordinary use in the course of research.