Gene transcriptions/Boxes/V and Ps/Quiz

V and P boxes is a lecture of the gene transcription series.

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Quiz edit


1 Yes or No, The GCC box is also referred to as the V and P box.


2 The portion of the promoter in which the V and P boxes are likely to be found is which of the following?

core promoter
proximal promoter
downstream promoter
distal promoter

3 Yes or No, The V and P boxes triplet repeat is found in the coding region of the human E2F-4 gene.


4 Several promoter elements have been previously identified in eukaryotes, but those cannot account for transcription from most RNA polymerase II-transcribed

5 True or False, Some V and P boxes are located in the distal promoter.


6 Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of V boxes?

located between nucleotides -8 and +2 relative to the transcriptional start site (+1)
in eukaryotes
TATA-less genes
a consensus sequence

7 Complete the text:

As VRI accumulates in the

during the mid to late day, it binds VRI/PDP1ϵ binding sites (

) consensus

, to repress Clk and cry transcription.

8 Complete the text:

Match up the type of promoter or promoter element with each of the possibilities below:
TATA box - A
initiator element - B
enhancers and inhibitors - C
downstream elements - D
V box - E
ATA box - F
downstream core promoter

includes the transcription start site

proximal promoter

distal promoter

core promoter

usually 25 nucleotides upstream


9 Which of the following are phenomena associated with V/P boxes?

transcription of A1BG
directs activator-dependent but TFIID-independent transcription
TATA box-less promoters
initiator element
mediator dependence
distal promoter

10 True or False, V/P boxes are found in the promoter regions of at least 1% of human genes.


Hypotheses edit

  1. A1BG is not transcribed using a P box.
  2. A1BG is not transcribed using a V box.

See also edit

External links edit

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