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Keywords:

  • Transcription factors;
  • protein-DNA recognition;
  • Hox;
  • p53;
  • DNA shape

Abstract

3D visualization assists in identifying diverse mechanisms of protein-DNA recognition that can be observed for transcription factors and other DNA binding proteins. We used Proteopedia to illustrate transcription factor-DNA readout modes with a focus on DNA shape, which can be a function of either nucleotide sequence (Hox proteins) or base pairing geometry (p53). © 2012 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology