Hello, I have a consensus binding sequence that has been defined for a certain transcription factor. I would like to search for matches to this consensus sequence in the human genome and then in some way export or make a list of gene symbols / GI numbers / some identifiers for the gene nearest to the putative TF binding hit. In this way I am hoping to create a preliminary list of genes that may be affected by this transcription factor.
I tried to use BLAST but I can't figure out how to get from the results (i.e. nucleotide coordinates on a chromosome assembly) to identifying the nearest named gene in an automated fashion.
I'd appreciate any guidance and I apologize if this is a foolish question!