Gene transcriptions/Distal promoters/Quiz

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1 Yes or No, A distal promoter is a distant (in numbers of nucleotides) portion of the promoter for a particular gene.


2 The portion of the promoter in which a distal promoter is likely to be found is which of the following?

dispersed promoter
proximal promoter
downstream promoter
distant promoter
focused promoter

3 Yes or No, A distal promoter is upstream of the 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 distal promoters are located in the dispersed promoter.


6 Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of distal promoters?

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

7 Yes or No, A distal promoter is a region of DNA that may contain additional regulatory elements, often with a weaker influence than the proximal promoter.


8 Complete the text:

A distal promoter is a

(in numbers of nucleotides) portion of the

for a particular


9 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
General transcription factor II D - E
ATA box - F
downstream core promoter

includes the transcription start site

proximal promoter

distal promoter

core promoter

usually 25 nucleotides upstream


10 Which of the following are phenomena associated with distal promoters?

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

11 Yes or No, Distal promoters are found in the promoter regions of at least 1% of human genes.


Hypotheses edit

  1. There may be additional genes in at least one of the distal or pre-promoter regions of A1BG.

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