Eukaryotic Promoter Database

Other names: EPD, Eukaryotic Promoter Database, EPD, epd

The Eukaryotic Promoter Database (EPD) provides accurate transcription start site (TSS) information for promoters of 15 model organisms, from human to yeast to the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. While the original database was a manually curated database based on published experiments, new promoter collections are now produced entirely automatically (under the name “EPDnew”) based on high-throughput transcript mapping data and high-quality gene annotation resources. Corresponding functional genomics data can be viewed in a genome browser, queried or analyzed via web interfaces, or exported in standard formats like FASTA or BED for subsequent analysis with other tools; of note, EPD is tightly integrated with two tool suites developed by our group: ChIP-Seq ( and Signal Search Analysis (, for analysis of chromatin context and sequence motif respectively. EPD provides promoter viewers, designed with the aim of integrating and displaying information from different sources about, for instance, histone marks, transcription factor-binding sites or SNPs with known phenotypes. These viewers rely upon the UCSC genome browser as a visualization platform, which enables users to view data tracks from EPD jointly with tracks from UCSC or public track hubs.


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dna sequences promoter transcription transcription factors and regulatory sites genomics

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