Selective roles for TATA-binding-protein-associated factors in vivo.


Transcription factor TFIID, a central component of the eukaryotic RNA polymerase II transcription machinery, is a multiprotein complex containing the TATA-binding protein (TBP) and TBP-associated factors (TAFs). In vitro, TAFs are required for the response to activator proteins, but they are dispensible for basal transcription. However, recent work in yeast cells indicates that TAFs are not generally required for transcriptional activation, but rather have selective effects on gene expression. Molecular mechanisms for these observations are considered.


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@article{Struhl1997SelectiveRF, title={Selective roles for TATA-binding-protein-associated factors in vivo.}, author={Kevin Struhl}, journal={Genes and function}, year={1997}, volume={1 1}, pages={5-9} }