We would like to announce the availability of the new version 2.1
of the program MatInspector, a tool for detection of consensus
matches in DNA sequences .
MatInspector is a program that uses a large library of predefined
matrix descriptions of transcription factor binding sites
to locate matches in nucleotide sequences of unlimited length.
This library is now based on the latest release 3.1 of the
TRANSFAC database (http://transfac.gbf-braunschweig.de/TRANSFAC).
You can use MatInspector 2.1 interactively via WWW at
( or soon at
More information can be found at
The sequences to be analyzed can directly be submitted (copy and paste),
individual or groups of matrices from the library can be selected
and the resulting output can be saved for further processing.
The Unix version of MatInspector 2.1 now also supports GCG-RSF and FASTA
sequence formats (besides IG and EMBL) and can be downloaded from
(Windows95/WindowsNT and Mac updates will follow).
Kerstin Quandt | email: quandt at gsf.de
GSF - National Research Centre for Environment and Health
85764 Neuherberg, F.R.Germany