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The Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD): recent developments

The Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD) is an annotated non-redundant collection of eukaryotic POL II promoters, for which the transcription start site has been determined experimentally. Access to promoter sequences is provided by pointers to positions in nucleotide sequence entries. The annotation part of an entry includes description of the initiation site mapping data, cross-references to other databases, and bibliographic references. EPD is structured in a way that facilitates dynamic extraction of biologically meaningful promoter subsets for comparative sequence analysis. Recent efforts have focused on exhaustive cross-referencing to the EMBL nucleotide sequence database, and on the improvement of the WWW-based user interfaces and data retrieval mechanisms. EPD can be accessed at


    Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics & Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Ch. des Boveresses 155, 1066-Epalinges s/Lausanne, Switzerland.


    Record created on 2007-12-17, modified on 2017-05-12

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