19/01/2019 Updated 3dfootprint & interfaces
28/09/2018 Updated EEADannot collection
14/06/2018 Updated motif & FASTA downloads (see blog)
21/05/2018 Corrected AthalianaCistrome motifs which were truncated by parsing bug
12/05/2018 Updated 3dfootprint & interfaces
02/05/2018 Added PaperBLAST reports to TF entries

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 8737 6620 4364 1087
DNA motifs (PSSM) 12830 7032 7032 1738
DNA Binding Sites/Sequences 27479

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


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