Every Site Counts: Submitting Transcription Factor-Binding Site Information through the CollecTF Portal

J Bacteriol. 2015 Aug 1;197(15):2454-7. doi: 10.1128/JB.00031-15. Epub 2015 May 26.


Experimentally verified transcription factor-binding sites represent an information-rich and highly applicable data type that aptly summarizes the results of time-consuming experiments and inference processes. Currently, there is no centralized repository for this type of data, which is routinely embedded in articles and extremely hard to mine. CollecTF provides the first standardized resource for submission and deposition of these data into the NCBI RefSeq database, maximizing its accessibility and prompting the community to adopt direct submission policies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism*
  • Binding Sites
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / metabolism*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Internet
  • Transcription Factors / physiology*


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Transcription Factors