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Formation of the DABPoIF (pre initiation) complex

1. TFIID with the help of TFIIA binds TATA box and forms the DA complex
2. TFIIB binds next
3. TFIIF helps RNA pol bind to a region extending from -24 to+ +17

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binding of all other factors depends on

- TFIID binding

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TFIIB

- needed for TFIIF and pol to bind DABPolF

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TFIID and A

- protect the TATA box on the template and nontemplate strand

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TFIIF

- binds polymerase and brings it to DAB complex

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TFIID

- contains TATA-box binding proteins (TPB) + 8-10 TBP associated factors (TAFs)

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TATA-box-binding domain

- very rich in basic domains
- facilitates binding to DNA

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TBP

- binds to minor groove of DNA and forces it open
- functions with RNA pol II with a TATA box (among pol II, I, and III without TATA box)
- universal transcription factor

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Phenylalanine side chains

- intercalate between base pairs, causing DNA to kink

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Function of TAFs

- interact with promoter
- interact with gene-specific transcription factors

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some factors in TFIID

- necessary for interaction with upstream-activating factors, such as SP1
- also called TAF_IIS
- called coactivators

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Model for transcription enhancement by activators

- a minimal TBP/TAF complex fails to support activation
- Two distinct trimeric complex can support activation
- A tetrameric complex can mediate activation
- Holo-TFIID supports activation by an assortment of activators

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each transcription factor interacts with

- certain TAFs

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Holo-TFIID

- TBP + many TAFs
- interacts with several activators at once
- magnifying effect
- producing strong enhancement of transcription

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TAF enzymatic activities

- histone acetyltransferase
- protein kinase

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histone acetyltransferase

- attaches acetyl groups to lystines on histones
- usually activates transcription

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protein kinase

- can phosphorylate itself (TFIID) and TFIIF
- to a less extent TFIIA an TFIIE

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phosphorylation does what

- modifies efficiency of assembly of the pre initiation complex

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acetylation of histones does what

- opens DNA for transcription

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first step in formation of preinitation complex

- interaction of TFIID with promoter
- this is the critical step of initiation

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TFIIA bind to

- binds to TBP

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TFIIA major function

- stabilize binding between TFIID and promoter to form the DA complex

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TFIIB positioned where

- between TFIID and TFIIF/RNA pol

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2 domains of TFIIB

- one interacts with TFIID
- the other with TFIIF/RNA pol II

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Function of TFIIB

- positions pol and transcription start site
- stabilizes TBP-TATA box binding
- interacts with transcription activators that bind upstream elements

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gene-specific transcription factors and TFIIB

- facilitate binding of TFIIB to pre initiation complex

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TFIIF made of

- 2 polypeptides
- RAP30
- RAP70

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RAP

- RNA polymerase-associated protein

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number =

- molecular mass

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RAP30

- weak homology to E. coli sigma factor
- mediates binding of TFIIF to the core