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Description: A Comprehensive Database for Regulations of Human Transcription Factors and Their Targets
Year founded: 2018
Last update: 2019
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Country/Region: China
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University/Institution: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
City: Wuhan
Province/State: Hubei
Country/Region: China
Contact name (PI/Team): Anyuan Guo
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hTFtarget: A Comprehensive Database for Regulations of Human Transcription Factors and Their Targets. [PMID: 32858223]
Zhang Q, Liu W, Zhang HM, Xie GY, Miao YR, Xia M, Guo AY.

Transcription factors (TFs) as key regulators play crucial roles in biological processes. The identification of TF-target regulatory relationships is a key step for revealing functions of TFs and their regulations on gene expression. The accumulated data of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) provide great opportunities to discover the TF-target regulations across different conditions. In this study, we constructed a database named hTFtarget, which integrated huge human TF target resources (7190 ChIP-seq samples of 659 TFs and high-confidence binding sites of 699 TFs) and epigenetic modification information to predict accurate TF-target regulations. hTFtarget offers the following functions for users to explore TF-target regulations: 1) browse or search general targets of a query TF across datasets; 2) browse TF-target regulations for a query TF in a specific dataset or tissue; 3) search potential TFs for a given target gene or non-coding RNA; 4) investigate co-association between TFs in cell lines; 5) explore potential co-regulations for given target genes or TFs; 6) predict candidate TF binding sites on given DNA sequences; 7) visualize ChIP-seq peaks for different TFs and conditions in a genome browser. hTFtarget provides a comprehensive, reliable and user-friendly resource for exploring human TF-target regulations, which will be very useful for a wide range of users in the TF and gene expression regulation community. hTFtarget is available at

Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2020:() | 0 Citations (from Europe PMC, 2020-10-31)



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Created on: 2020-09-06
Curated by:
Dong Zou [2020-10-12]
Dong Zou [2020-09-06]