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The diagram illustrates the big picture of how general transcription factors complement transcription. Credit: Development Biologists.

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1 Yes or No, General transcription factors (GTFs) are also known as basal transcription factors.


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

3 Yes or No, GTFs, RNA polymerases, and the mediator multiple protein complexes constitute the basic transcriptional apparatus.


4 True or False, The general transcription factor is located in the distal promoter.


5 Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of the general transcription factor?

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

6 Yes or No, DNA is a double helix of interlinked nucleotides surrounded by an epigenome.


7 Which of the following are phenomena associated with the general transcription factor?

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

8 True or False, The general transcription factor is found in the promoter regions of about 1% of human genes.


9 Yes or No, Something like a protein that actively contributes to the production of a result is called a factor.


10 True or False, A dominant group associated with the general transcription factors differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.


Hypotheses edit

  1. A1BG has been transcribed using GTFs.

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