FlyFactorSurvey: A Database of Drosophila Transcription Factor Binding Specificities Determined Using the Bacterial One-Hybrid System

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D111-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq858. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

Abstract

FlyFactorSurvey (http://pgfe.umassmed.edu/TFDBS/) is a database of DNA binding specificities for Drosophila transcription factors (TFs) primarily determined using the bacterial one-hybrid system. The database provides community access to over 400 recognition motifs and position weight matrices for over 200 TFs, including many unpublished motifs. Search tools and flat file downloads are provided to retrieve binding site information (as sequences, matrices and sequence logos) for individual TFs, groups of TFs or for all TFs with characterized binding specificities. Linked analysis tools allow users to identify motifs within our database that share similarity to a query matrix or to view the distribution of occurrences of an individual motif throughout the Drosophila genome. Together, this database and its associated tools provide computational and experimental biologists with resources to predict interactions between Drosophila TFs and target cis-regulatory sequences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Binding Sites
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Drosophila Proteins / metabolism*
  • Regulatory Elements, Transcriptional*
  • Software
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*
  • Two-Hybrid System Techniques
  • User-Computer Interface

Substances

  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Transcription Factors