Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
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How to Cite
Latchman, D. S. 2007. Transcription Factors. eLS. .
- Published Online: 28 SEP 2007
Transcription factors are regulatory proteins that can increase or decrease the transcription of a particular gene from deoxyribonucleic acid into the corresponding ribonucleic acid. They play a key role in embryonic development, the creation and maintenance of cell type- and tissue-specific patterns of protein synthesis and the response to cellular signalling pathways.
- DNA binding;
- transcriptional activation;
- transcriptional repression;
- cellular signalling;
- human disease