EPDnew, the Human Curated Promoter Database


The Eukaryotic Promoter Database is an annotated non-redundant collection of eukaryotic POL II promoters, for which the transcription start site has been determined experimentally. Access to promoter sequences is provided by pointers to positions in nucleotide sequence entries. The annotation part of an entry includes description of the initiation site mapping data, cross-references to other databases, and bibliographic references. EPD is structured in a way that facilitates dynamic extraction of biologically meaningful promoter subsets for comparative sequence analysis.


Data available at: EPDnew Rel 001 and EPDnew Rel 002
Input file formats: BED, FPS, SGA, DAT


From Human Feb. 2009 (GRCh37/hg19) Assembly

Filename Description Feature GEO-ID
1 Hs_EPDnew_001_hg19.sga TSS from hg19 EPDnew rel 001 TSS -
2 Hs_EPDnew_002a_hg19.sga TSS from hg19 EPDnew rel 002 TSS -
3 Hs_EPDnew_003_hg19.sga TSS from hg19 EPDnew rl 003 TSS -
4 Hs_EPDnew_004_hg19.sga TSS from hg19 EPDnew rel 004 TSS -

Technical Notes

Files are automatically generated during the database build process.


  1. Dreos, R., Ambrosini, G., Perier, R., Bucher, P
    EPD and EPDnew, high-quality promoter resources in the next-generation sequencing era. Nucleic Acids Res. (2013) D157-64. PMID: 23193273