v9.6.2 (Database Updated 08/25/2023)

Database updated on 08/25/2023 with 1007 changes
Gene Annotation Version 6.53
Anatomy Ontology Version 2023-08-02

Welcome to REDfly
Regulatory Element Database for Drosophila and other insects v9.6.2
REDfly version 9.6.2 released!
The REDfly source code now available in GitHub!

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REDfly is a curated collection of known insect transcriptional cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), cis-regulatory module segments (CRMsegs), predicted cis-regulatory modules (pCRMs), and transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). Our mission is to extract, accumulate, organize, annotate, and link the growing body of information on insect transcriptional cis-regulatory sequences, with an emphasis on empirically validated CRMs curated from the published literature. The majority of the data are for Drosophila melanogaster, but we also annotate an increasing number of other insects. Despite more than 20 years of experimental determination of these elements, the data have never been collected into a single searchable database. REDfly seeks to include all experimentally verified fly regulatory elements along with their DNA sequence, their associated genes, and the expression patterns they direct. Expression patterns are annotated using a defined anatomy ontology to enable high interoperability with FlyBase, FlyExpress, the BDGP in situ hybridization database, and other model organism resources.

If you know of experimentally verified cis-regulatory elements that are not included in the REDfly database, or have corrections to the archived data, please contact us.

REDfly has 38369 CRMs (17033 from in vivo reporter genes, 20995 from cell-culture assays, and 341 from other evidence) associated with 2010 genes, 32 CRMsegs associated with 15 genes, 14318 pCRMs, and 2778 TFBSs bound by 216 transcription factors acting on 324 target genes. These data are based on 1451 curated publications.

The regulatory data curated by REDfly are the result of the hard work of members of the research community. When using specific CRM, CRMseg, pCRM, and TFBS data, please make sure to cite the original discoverers.

Funded in part by the NSF and the NIGMS

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