Eukaryotic gene regulation: simple vs complex models.

J. C. Swaffield, S. A. Johnston

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The current generally accepted model of eukaryotic gene regulation is essentially a simple one. Regulatory proteins containing separable DNA binding and transcriptional activation domains, bind to specific DNA sequences in promotors and interact directly or indirectly with the TATA Box binding factor to increase the rate of transcription initiation at selected promotors. Here we present observations suggesting that the process may be more complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalSAAS bulletin, biochemistry and biotechnology
StatePublished - Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Eukaryotic gene regulation: simple vs complex models.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this