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NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 591
Yamashita R.1, Suzuki, Y.2, Wakakguri, H.2, Nakai, K.1, Sugano, S.2
1Human Genome Center, Insisitute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Shirokanedai, Minatoku, Tokyo 108-8639, Japan
2Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Life Science Bldg301, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8562, Japan

Database Description

DBTSS is a collection of transcriptional start sites and adjacent promoters, which are experimentally determined by intensive analyses of full-length cDNAs. In order to extract biological insight from the compiled sequence information, search engines for putative transcription factor binding sites are implemented. Also, for molecular evolutionary studies of the transcriptional regulations, detailed sequence alignments of the promoters between human, mouse and other model organisms are provided. DBTSS is available on the web in Japan at, in Germany at and in Poland at The positional information of the TSSs, sequences of the promoters and related information can also be downloaded in flatfile form from the download site. The current release of DBTSS (5.1) contains TSS information of 15262 and 14162 genes determined by 1.4 and 0.4 million cDNAs in humans and mice, respectively.

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