Expanding the TRANSFAC database towards an expert system of regulatory molecular mechanisms

Nucleic Acids Res. 1999 Jan 1;27(1):318-22. doi: 10.1093/nar/27.1.318.


TRANSFAC is a database on transcription factors, their genomic binding sites and DNA-binding profiles. In addition to being updated and extended by new features, it has been complemented now by a series of additional database modules. Among them, modules which provide data about signal transduction pathways (TRANSPATH) or about cell types/organs/developmental stages (CYTOMER) are available as well as an updated version of the previously described COMPEL database. The databases are available on the WWW at http://transfac.gbf.de/

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Binding Sites
  • Consensus Sequence
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / chemistry
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Fungi
  • Gene Expression
  • Genome
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Internet
  • Plants
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / chemistry
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Signal Transduction
  • Software
  • Transcription Factors / chemistry*
  • Transcription Factors / classification
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*
  • User-Computer Interface
  • Viruses


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • RNA-Binding Proteins
  • Transcription Factors