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An open-access database storing curated, non-redundant transcription factor (TF) binding profiles representing transcription factor binding preferences as position frequency matrices for multiple species in six taxonomic groups. For this 2016 release, we expanded the JASPAR CORE collection with 494 new TF binding profiles (315 in vertebrates, 11 in nematodes, 3 in insects, 1 in fungi and 164 in plants) and updated 59 profiles (58 in vertebrates and 1 in fungi). The introduced profiles represent an 83% expansion and 10% update when compared to the previous release.

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A carefully and manually curated database of transcription factor (TF) binding profiles stored as position frequency matrices (PFM) and transcription factor flexible models (TFFM) for TFs from species in six taxonomic groups.

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Regularly updated (every 1-2 years) database of transcription factor binding profiles (in the form of PWMs) from published experimental data. It includes a well-curated collection of non-redundant profiles (JASPAR CORE) that can be used for regulatory element genome-wide predictions.

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JASPAR classification

  • Animals
  • Fungi
  • Plants

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Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the Child and Family Research Institute, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Laboratoire Physiologie Cellulaire & Végétale, Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CEA, iRTSV, INRA, Grenoble, France; Computational Regulatory Genomics, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK; The Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology and Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Funding source(s)

Genome Canada Large Scaled Applied Research Grant [174CDE]; Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant [MOP-119586]; Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI); British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation; Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada (NSERC); University of British Columbia (UBC) Four Year Doctoral Fellowship; Genome Science And Technology program NSERC-CREATE scholarship; University of Zurich; CFRI Jan M. Friedman Graduate Studentship; China Scholarship Council; UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement fund; CIHR Graduate Scholarship [CGSD-GSM]; NSERC Discovery Grant [RGPIN 355532-10]; UBC MD-PhD program; ANR [Blanc-SVSE2-2011-Charmful]; French MRT PhD Fellowship; EU FP7 large scale integrated project ZF HEALTH [HEALTH-F4-2010-242048]; Medical Research Council UK

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