A- and T-tract-mediated intrinsic curvature in native DNA between the binding site of the upstream activator NtrC and the nifLA promoter of Klebsiella pneumoniae facilitates transcription.

@article{Cheema1999AAT,
  title={A- and T-tract-mediated intrinsic curvature in native DNA between the binding site of the upstream activator NtrC and the nifLA promoter of Klebsiella pneumoniae facilitates transcription.},
  author={Amrita K. Cheema and Nirupam Choudhury and H. K. Das},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1999},
  volume={181 17},
  pages={5296-302}
}
The nif promoters of Klebsiella pneumoniae must be activated by proteins bound to upstream sequences which are thought to interact with the sigma54-RNA polymerase holoenzyme by DNA looping. NifA is the activator for most of the promoters, and integration host factor (IHF) mediates the DNA looping. While NtrC is the activator for the nifLA promoter, no IHF appears to be involved. There are two A tracts and one T tract between the upstream enhancer and the nifLA promoter. This DNA segment… CONTINUE READING

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