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Regulatory Protein Coordinating Gene Expression

   Copyright 2004 by Alberts, Bray, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter.
Garland Publishing: Taylor Francis Group.

Regulatory Protein Coordinating Gene Expression


A single gene regulatory protein can coordinate the expression of many different genes. The action of the glucocorticoid receptor is illustrated. On the left is shown a series of genes, each of which has various gene activator proteins bound to its regulatory region. However, these bound proteins are not sufficient on their own to activate transcription efficiently. On the right is shown the effects of adding an additional gene regulatory protein—the glucocorticoid receptor in a complex with glucocorticoid hormone—that can bind to the regulatory region of each gene. The glucocorticoid receptor completes the combination of gene regulatory proteins required for efficient initiation of transcription, and the genes are now switched on as a set.  Fair Use and Copyright info

 
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