- Research news
Genome Biology volume 1, Article number: spotlight-20000508-02 (2000)
Eukaryotic transcription gets started with the binding of the TATA-binding protein (TBP) to the promoter. This basic machinery is not invariant, however; 1993 saw the discovery of the TBP-related TRF1, which directs an ill-defined set of tissue- and gene-specific transcription events. In the May 5 Science Holmes and Tjian find that tandem promoters in tudor, a fly gene, allow for regulation by both TBP and TRF1 proteins (Science 2000, 288:867-870). The proteins direct transcription from distinct start sites, with TRF1 requiring a TC-rich box. Preliminary gene array analysis suggests that about 5% of fly genes may respond to TRF1 induction.
A new factor related to TATA-binding protein has highly restricted expression patterns in Drosophila.
Transcription properties of a cell type-specific TATA-binding protein, TRF.
Science Magazines Homepage, [http://www.sciencemag.org/]
About this article
Cite this article
Wells, W. Double-promoting transcription. Genome Biol 1, spotlight-20000508-02 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-spotlight-20000508-02
- Start Site
- Array Analysis
- Gene Array
- Eukaryotic Transcription
- Gene Array Analysis