We would like to announce the availability of the online version of
the programs FastM and ModelInspector, tools for detection of correlated
transcription factor binding sites in DNA sequences (including
FastM builds a so-called model from the information of
- which two binding sites are involved
- their strand orientation (with respect to each other)
- and a distance range between the two binding sites.
ModelInspector then uses this FastM-model to scan either a given
DNA sequence or a selected GenBank section for matches to the model.
This allows fast verification whether a pair of binding sites is
really characteristic for the sequence you are analyzing.
You can use FastM/ModelInspector interactively via WWW at
More information and an example can be found at
All parameters for the programs can be set via the WWW-form,
you can select a GenBank section or enter your own sequence to be
scanned for matches.
The resulting output will be mailed to you.
The binding site library used by FastM is based on the latest
release 3.1 of the TRANSFAC database
Kerstin Quandt | email: quandt at gsf.de
GSF - National Research Centre for Environment and Health
85764 Neuherberg, F.R.Germany