is there any databse that provides the promoter of a specific gene?
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Hi,

I have a list of genes and I want to know the location of the promoters of these genes ('start' and 'end' position).

is there any solutions for that?

 

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You don't mention the organism, but if it is a model one, try biomart

After accessing to the sequence retrieval options, you can choose almost everything from that genome, including the putative promotors  

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Many thanks Antonio,

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Tom ▴ 230

There are two ways to get a promoter. Either define it as an arbitrary region from standard gene annotations (e.g. - 1000 + 500 or whatever you prefer - 3000 + 1000 etc), this can be done as described by Antonio with

  • Biomart (Website or R package)
  • UCSC table browser (when downloading the sequence you can specify what you want to download . e.g. Promoter/Upstream by XXXX  bases)
  • GenomicFeatures package Bioconductor: look up the function 
    getPromoterSeq(query, subject, upstream=2000, downstream=200, ...)

Quickest is probably Biomart, it has an easy filtering option where you can put in your list of genes.

You can also retrieve promoters from other data like Giovanni suggested. With CAGE you basically measure the 5' capped site, so the TSSs. There you can also derive your promoter regions, as far same as I understand you have to set your cutoffs yourself.

Second option is using a promoter database e.g. EPD

Here you have promoter regions based on a set of criteria, motifs, islands, epigenetic marks. Probably a better way
http://epd.vital-it.ch/human/human_database.php

 

 

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Biomart is a good resource. An alternative is the FANTOM5 data, which provides the position of each promoter of each gene in each tissue, derived with the CAGE technology.

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great thanks Giovanni

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Another possibility is to manipulate a putative gff or gft file with the help of R. Just in case that neither Biomart nor Fantom5 contains your data of interest and a gff or gft file is available

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GenoMax 111k

Eukaryotic promoter database provides experimentally validated promoters.

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