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Thursday, October 04, 2007

OA repository for regulatory sequence annotations

Elodie Portales-Casamar and seven co-authors, PAZAR: a framework for collection and dissemination of cis-regulatory sequence annotation, GenomeBiology, October 4, 2007.

Abstract:   PAZAR is an open-access and open-source database of transcription factor and regulatory sequence annotation with associated web interface and programming tools for data submission and extraction. Curated boutique data collections can be maintained and disseminated through the unified schema of the mall-like PAZAR repository. The Pleiades Promoter Project collection of brain-linked regulatory sequences is introduced to demonstrate the depth of annotation possible within PAZAR. open for business.

From the PAZAR Project Outline:

PAZAR is a software framework for the construction and maintenance of regulatory sequence data annotations; a framework which allows multiple boutique databases to function independently within a larger system (or information mall). Our goal is to be the public repository for regulatory data.