Transcriptional activators

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Transcriptional activators are proteins that bind to DNA and stimulate transcription of nearby genes. Most activators enhance RNA polymerase binding (formation of the closed complex) or the transition to the open complex required for initiation of transcription. Most activators interact directly with a subunit of RNA polymerase. Some examples follow:

SOME USEFUL GENERAL REVIEWS ON ACTIVATORS:


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