Regulatory sequence analysis tools

Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jul 1;31(13):3593-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkg567.


The web resource Regulatory Sequence Analysis Tools (RSAT) ( offers a collection of software tools dedicated to the prediction of regulatory sites in non-coding DNA sequences. These tools include sequence retrieval, pattern discovery, pattern matching, genome-scale pattern matching, feature-map drawing, random sequence generation and other utilities. Alternative formats are supported for the representation of regulatory motifs (strings or position-specific scoring matrices) and several algorithms are proposed for pattern discovery. RSAT currently holds >100 fully sequenced genomes and these data are regularly updated from GenBank.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 5' Flanking Region
  • Algorithms
  • Binding Sites
  • Computer Graphics
  • Genome
  • Internet
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Software*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Transcription Factors