Thanks to all of those who responded to my request.
This is a brief summary of my E-mail on the subject:
- David Gosh (Nucl. Acids Res. 18, 1749-1756) has developed a relational
database of transcription factor recognition elements called TFD. The
TFD database can be obtained in one of two ways:
1. Anonymous FTP from NCBI.NLM.NIH.GOV in /repository/TFD
2. From EMBL mailer. Send a message to the mailer as follows
Address: NETSERVER at EMBL.BITNET
The mailer will return the appropriate help files to get you started.
- Dan Prestridge from Los Alamos Nat'l Labs writes that he has a program,
SIGNAL SCAN available in MS-DOS or UNIX format that will scan a sequence
file against the TFD database. The database is included on the disk.
Mail Dan a request for either format at DXP%LIFE at LANL.GOV. The UNIX
version can be E-mailed back, the MS-DOS version travels better on a
diskette, so be prepared to send along two formatted discs.
- Those operating in the UNIX world have a third option.
MBCRR.Harvard.Edu have a UNIX program called DYNAMIC that used the TFD
database directly. D. Gosh refers to the program in his NAR paper.
-Be aware the TFD database is about 500K.
-Good luck and thanks for all the help.
Don Back, BACKD at QUCDN.QueensU.CA.BITNET