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Activators and repressors of transcription

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2010
Summary:
Transcription factors are macromolecules that are involved in transcriptional regulation by interacting with specific DNA regions, and they can cause activation or silencing of their target genes. Gene regulation by transcriptional control explains different biological processes such as development, function, and disease. Even though transcriptional control has been of great interest for molecular biology, much still remains unknown. This study was designed to generate the most current list of human transcription factor genes. Unique entries of transcription factor genes were collected and entered into Microsoft Office 2007 Access Database along with information about each gene. Microsoft Office 2007 Access tools were used to analyze and group collected entries according to different properties such as activator or repressor record, or presence of certain protein domains. Furthermore, protein sequence alignments of members of different groups were performed, and phylogenetic trees were used to analyze relationship between different members of each group. This work contributes to the existing knowledge of transcriptional regulation in humans.
Title: Activators and repressors of transcription: using bioinformatics approaches to analyze and group human transcription factors.
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Name(s): Savitskaya, Ala.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: ix, 125 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: Transcription factors are macromolecules that are involved in transcriptional regulation by interacting with specific DNA regions, and they can cause activation or silencing of their target genes. Gene regulation by transcriptional control explains different biological processes such as development, function, and disease. Even though transcriptional control has been of great interest for molecular biology, much still remains unknown. This study was designed to generate the most current list of human transcription factor genes. Unique entries of transcription factor genes were collected and entered into Microsoft Office 2007 Access Database along with information about each gene. Microsoft Office 2007 Access tools were used to analyze and group collected entries according to different properties such as activator or repressor record, or presence of certain protein domains. Furthermore, protein sequence alignments of members of different groups were performed, and phylogenetic trees were used to analyze relationship between different members of each group. This work contributes to the existing knowledge of transcriptional regulation in humans.
Identifier: 614359119 (oclc), 1930495 (digitool), FADT1930495 (IID), fau:2997 (fedora)
Note(s): by Ala Savitskaya.
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2010.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Transcription factors
Genetic transcription -- Regulation
Cellular signal transduction
DNA microarrays
Bioinformatics
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Owner Institution: FAU