Discrimination between related DNA sites by a single amino acid residue of Myc-related basic-helix-loop-helix proteins.

Abstract

A yeast genetic system was developed to study how the basic regions of basic-helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins distinguish between related consensus bHLH binding sites, with nucleotide sequence CANNTG. The yeast bHLH protein CBF1 binds to the sequence CAC(A/G)TG found in the yeast centromere element CDE1 and in promoter regions of several yeast genes… (More)

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