PAZAR: a framework for collection and dissemination of cis-regulatory sequence annotation

Genome Biol. 2007;8(10):R207. doi: 10.1186/gb-2007-8-10-r207.


PAZAR is an open-access and open-source database of transcription factor and regulatory sequence annotation with associated web interface and programming tools for data submission and extraction. Curated boutique data collections can be maintained and disseminated through the unified schema of the mall-like PAZAR repository. The Pleiades Promoter Project collection of brain-linked regulatory sequences is introduced to demonstrate the depth of annotation possible within PAZAR. PAZAR, located at, is open for business.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Internet*
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid / genetics*
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*


  • Transcription Factors