tfscan blues

David Martin dmartin at
Thu Jul 26 07:55:54 UTC 2001

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Charles Plessy wrote:

> Le Mercredi 25 Juillet 2001 20:31, Guy Bottu a écrit :
> > from : BEN
> >
> > 	Dear colleagues,
> >
> > I had already posted this question before, but nobody had replied. The
> > problem is that the value of the program tfscan is decreasing, since we
> > cannot get updates of TRANSFAC anymore, unless we pay a licence, and I
> > wonder whether at all EMBnet Nodes have the right to give access to their
> > users.
> > For info, see
> > Anybody a comment ?
> I have a related question : do you think that it would be possible to build
> fake transfac databases from a simple file?
> Currently I'm adding into an array (in the GCG findpattern format) any
> binding site of my interest that i find in the litterature. (with a name and
> a reference)
> The goal would be to use existing programs to do searches within a set of
> home-selected transcription factors.

It woul dbe nice to have a public front end for such a database so that
submissions could be sent to a curator. Then we can return the information
to the public domain (all literature referenced of course so we cannot be
accused of stealing TRANSFAC).


David Martin PhD
Bioinformatics Scientific Officer
Wellcome Trust Biocentre, Dundee

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