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)
Pages (from-to)R620-R622
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 17 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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