Transcription activation: Unveiling the essential nature of TFIID

Bo-Shiun Chen, Michael Hampsey

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The TAF subunits of TFIID mediate activation of subsets of the eukaryotic genome. Recent results demonstrate that TFIID is recruited to promoters in an activator-specific manner involving functional interaction between upstream regulatory elements and the core promoter, thereby coordinating the expression of distinct sets of genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2002


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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