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You can use this function to list the JASPAR matrix profiles that match your search query, or run the function without any arguments to return a list of every matrix profile available in the latest release.


  term = NULL,
  tf_name = NULL,
  tf_class = NULL,
  tf_family = NULL,
  tax_group = NULL,
  tax_id = NULL,
  data_type = NULL,
  collection = NULL,
  release = 2024,
  only_last_version = FALSE,
  order = NULL,
  page_size = 1000,
  page = 1,



Character: A search term.


Character: Transcription factor names (Case-sensitive).


Character: Transcription factor class


Character: Transcription factor family


Character: Taxonomic group. Use rba_jaspar_taxons to get a list of supported Taxonomic groups.


Numeric: NCBI taxonomic Identifier of species. Use rba_jaspar_species to get a list of supported Species.


Character: Type of the data (i.e The Methodology used for matrix construction). For example: "ChIP-seq", "PBM"


Character: JASPAR matrix profile collection name. USE rba_jaspar_collections to get a list of collection names.


Numeric: (default = 2024) Which JASPAR database release to use? Available options are: 2024, 2022, 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2014.


Logical: (default = FALSE) If TRUE, only the latest version of a matrix profile will be returned.


Character: A character string or a vector of character strings of field names that will be used to order the results.
Providing multiple field names is supported. You can also use prefix "-" before a field name to indicate reverse ordering.


Numeric: (default = 1000) This resource returns paginated results. What is the maximum numbers of results that you want to retrieve per a page? Accepted values are between 1 and 1000.


Numeric: Which page of the results to retrieve? The accepted values depend on the page size and number of results.


rbioapi option(s). See rba_options's arguments manual for more information on available options.


A list that contains a data frame of matrix profiles' information.


Note that this is a search function. Thus, you are not required to fill every argument; You may use whatever combinations of arguments you see fit for your query.
The results are paginated. You can control the page's size number with the function's arguments. Also, you can use rba_pages to automatically iterate over multiple pages.

Corresponding API Resources



  • Rauluseviciute I, Riudavets-Puig R, Blanc-Mathieu R, Castro-Mondragon JA, Ferenc K, Kumar V, Lemma RB, Lucas J, Chèneby J, Baranasic D, Khan A, Fornes O, Gundersen S, Johansen M, Hovig E, Lenhard B, Sandelin A, Wasserman WW, Parcy F, Mathelier A JASPAR 2024: 20th anniversary of the open-access database of transcription factor binding profiles Nucleic Acids Res. in_press; doi: 10.1093/nar/gkad1059

  • Khan, A. and Mathelier, A. JASPAR RESTful API: accessing JASPAR data from any programming language. Bioinformatics, 2017, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx804

  • JASPAR API Documentation

  • Citations note on JASPAR website


# \donttest{
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(term = "FOX")
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(tf_name = "FOXP3")
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(tf_name = "FOXP3", only_last_version = TRUE)
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(tf_class = "Zipper-Type")
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(tax_group = "insects")
rba_jaspar_matrix_search(page_size = 100)
# }