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Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jul 1;33(Web Server issue):W442-6.

FOOTER: a web tool for finding mammalian DNA regulatory regions using phylogenetic footprinting.

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Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

FOOTER is a newly developed algorithm that analyzes homologous mammalian promoter sequences in order to identify transcriptional DNA regulatory 'signals'. FOOTER uses prior knowledge about the binding site preferences of the transcription factors (TFs) in the form of position-specific scoring matrices (PSSMs). The PSSM models are generated from known mammalian binding sites from the TRANSFAC database. In a test set of 72 confirmed binding sites (most of them not present in TRANSFAC) of 19 TFs, it exhibited 83% sensitivity and 72% specificity. FOOTER is accessible over the web at http://biodev.hgen.pitt.edu/Footer/.

PMID:
15980508
PMCID:
PMC1160181
DOI:
10.1093/nar/gki420
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