Eukaryotic Transcription Factors

Eukaryotic Transcription Factors

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The revised edition of this book provides an up-to-date overview of the role of transcription factors in gene regulation, focusing primarily on the role of individual specific factors in biological processes such as the steroid response, and cell-type determination. Transcription factors play a fundamental role in turning genes on and off in particular cell types, during embryonic development, or in response to specific skills and are of interest to scientists from a variety of disciplines. However, the bewildering array of these proteins and the different ways in which they act can prove daunting to scientists and newcomers to molecular genetics. This book aims to provide the reader with a clear understanding of this field. It should be useful reading for those who seriously wish to understand the impact of molecular biology on medicine, whatever their speciality.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 229mm | 577g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • tables, index
  • 0124371728
  • 9780124371729

Table of contents

DNA sequences and transcription factors; methods for studying transcription factors; transcription factors and constitutive transcription; transcription factors and inducibile gene expression; transcription factors and cell type-specific transcription; transcription factors and developmentally-regulated gene expression; transcription factors and cancer; DNA binding by transcription factors; activation and repression of gene expression by transcription factors; what regulates the regulators?; conclusion and future prospects.
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