GTRD: a database of transcription factor binding sites identified by ChIP-seq experiments

Ivan Yevshin, Ruslan Sharipov, Tagir Valeev, Alexander Kel, Fedor Kolpakov
2016 Nucleic Acids Research  
GTRD--Gene Transcription Regulation Database (http://gtrd.biouml.org)--is a database of transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) identified by ChIPseq experiments for human and mouse. Raw ChIPseq data were obtained from ENCODE and SRA and uniformly processed: (i) reads were aligned using Bowtie2; (ii) ChIP-seq peaks were called using peak callers MACS, SISSRs, GEM and PICS; (iii) peaks for the same factor and peak callers, but different experiment conditions (cell line, treatment, etc.), were
more » ... merged into clusters; (iv) such clusters for different peak callers were merged into metaclusters that were considered as non-redundant sets of TFBSs. In addition to information on location in genome, the sets contain structured information about cell lines and experimental conditions extracted from descriptions of corresponding ChIP-seq experiments. A web interface to access GTRD was developed using the BioUML platform. It provides: (i) browsing and displaying information; (ii) advanced search possibilities, e.g. search of TFBSs near the specified gene or search of all genes potentially regulated by a specified transcription factor; (iii) integrated genome browser that provides visualization of the GTRD data: read alignments, peaks, clusters, metaclusters and information about gene structures from the Ensembl database and binding sites predicted using position weight matrices from the HOCOMOCO database.
doi:10.1093/nar/gkw951 pmid:27924024 pmcid:PMC5210645 fatcat:33l6uk5nbvhsddnxktmeloff7m