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Promoter Fusions to Study Gene Expression

  1. Jun Ma

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000976.pub2

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Ma, J. 2007. Promoter Fusions to Study Gene Expression. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

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Abstract

Promoter fusions are chimaeric genes designed to have the coding sequence of one gene controlled by the regulatory and promoter sequences of another gene. Promoter fusions are useful tools for studying gene regulation and function and for identifying new genes.

Keywords:

  • promoter;
  • enhancer;
  • transcription;
  • gene fusions;
  • activators