FAIRsharing is here! From our first incarnation, BioSharing.org, which focussed on the life sciences, we are growing into FAIRsharing.org, to serve users across all disciplines and support Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data.


General Information
REGULATOR is a metazoan transcription factor (TF) and maternal factor resource, specifically designed for developmental biology studies. Maternal factors were expressed in unfertilized eggs, and gradually reduced as time goes on. In order to reduce the search space of developmentally important genes, we only focused on those specifically expressed genes in egg stages, whose expression value ≥ 8 times than the mean value of others. There are ~77 metazoan species in the current database. The identification of TFs was based on statistical information similarity of protein features.

Record added: Jan. 17, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Record updated: May 9, 2017, 11:38 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

Related Standards

Reporting Guidelines

No guidelines defined

Terminology Artifacts

Models and Formats

No syntax standards defined

Implementing Policies

This record is not implemented by any policy.


Record Maintainer

  • This record is in need of a maintainer. If you login, you'll be able to claim this record.



Grant Number(s)

  • 22370078 (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

  • 25113518 (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

  • MEXT Scholarship 125058 (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Tokyo, Japan)


REGULATOR: a database of metazoan transcription factors and maternal factors for developmental studies.

Wang K,Nishida H
BMC Bioinformatics 2015

View Paper (PubMed) View Paper (DOI)