TassDB: a database of alternative tandem splice sites.

Authors:
Michael Hiller, Swetlana Nikolajewa, Klaus Huse, Karol Szafranski, Philip Rosenstiel, Stefan Schuster, Rolf Backofen, Matthias Platzer
Year of publication:
2007
Volume:
35
Issue:
Database issue
Issn:
0305-1048
Journal title abbreviated:
NUCLEIC ACIDS RES
Journal title long:
Nucleic acids research
Impact factor:
10.162
Abstract: 
Subtle alternative splice events at tandem splice sites are frequent in eukaryotes and substantially increase the complexity of transcriptomes and proteomes. We have developed a relational database, TassDB (TAndem Splice Site DataBase), which stores extensive data about alternative splice events at GYNGYN donors and NAGNAG acceptors. These splice events are of subtle nature since they mostly result in the insertion/deletion of a single amino acid or the substitution of one amino acid by two others. Currently, TassDB contains 114 554 tandem splice sites of eight species, 5209 of which have EST/mRNA evidence for alternative splicing. In addition, human SNPs that affect NAGNAG acceptors are annotated. The database provides a user-friendly interface to search for specific genes or for genes containing tandem splice sites with specific features as well as the possibility to download large datasets. This database should facilitate further experimental studies and large-scale bioinformatics analyses of tandem splice sites. The database is available at http://helios.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/TassDB/.