REBASE--restriction enzymes and methylases

Nucleic Acids Res. 1996 Jan 1;24(1):223-35. doi: 10.1093/nar/24.1.223.


REBASE is a comprehensive database of information about restriction enzymes and their associated methylases, including their recognition and cleavage sites and their commercial availability. Information from REBASE is available via monthly electronic mailings as well as via WAIS, anonymous ftp and through the World Wide Web ( Specialized files are available that can be used directly by many software packages.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • DNA Modification Methylases* / metabolism
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes* / metabolism
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Hydrolysis
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
  • Substrate Specificity


  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
  • DNA Modification Methylases
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes