TRANSFAC: a database on transcription factors and their DNA binding sites

Nucleic Acids Res. 1996 Jan 1;24(1):238-41. doi: 10.1093/nar/24.1.238.


TRANSFAC is a database about eukaryotic transcription regulating DNA sequence elements and the transcription factors binding to and acting through them. This report summarizes the present status of this database and accompanying retrieval tools.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Binding Sites
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • DNA / metabolism*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • DNA