An Lrp-like transcriptional regulator from the archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus is negatively autoregulated.

The archaeal transcriptional initiation machinery closely resembles core elements of the eukaryal polymerase II system. However, apart from the established basal archaeal transcription system, little is known about the modulation of gene expression in archaea. At present, no obvious eukaryal-like transcriptional regulators have been identified in archaea… (More)