Remote homologue identification of Drosophila GAGA factor in mouse

GAGA factor (GAF) is involved in both gene activation and gene repression and plays a role in the modulation of chromatin structure. In Drosophila, Trithroax like (Trl) gene encodes the DNA binding protein called GAGA factor (GAF). Trl-GAF binds to GAGA sites through its C2H2 zinc finger domain and has an N-terminal BTB/POZ domain. Identification of Trl-GAF… CONTINUE READING