Gene transcriptions/Boxes/Zs/Quiz

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 Complete the text:

The conserved GA response complex (GARC), a tripartite cis motif comprising the GA response element (GARE, 5'-TAACAAA-3'), the pyrimidine box (5'-CTTTT-3') and the TATC box (5'-

-3'), all of which are necessary for a full


2 Yes or No, The Z box is a member of the GA responsive complex.


3 Several promoter elements have been previously identified in eukaryotes, but those cannot account for transcription from most RNA polymerase II-transcribed


4 True or False, Consistent with its role as a transcriptional repressor, OsWRKY71 binds specifically to functionally defined TGAC-containing Z boxes of the Amy32b promoter in electrophoretic mobility shift assays.


5 Complete the text:

A short or

realization of a certain

or idea to

a treatment's feasibility for Z boxes is called a proof of


6 True or False, NPR1 is regulated by WRKY TFs interacting with two Z box elements in its 5'-UTR.


7 Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of Z boxes?

located between nucleotides -8 and +2 relative to the transcriptional start site (+1)
in eukaryotes
TATA-less genes
a consensus sequence

8 True or False, Multiple Z-boxes have a synergistic effect on transcription.


9 Which of the following are phenomena associated with Z boxes?

transcription of A1BG
directs activator-dependent but TFIID-independent transcription
TATA box-less promoters
initiator element
mediator dependence
core promoter

10 True or False, Almost all WRKY transcription factors bind preferentially to Z-boxes, and since their discovery, this has raised the question as to how they show specificity for the promoters of their target genes.


11 Although the Z-box core is required, adjacent sequences also play a role in determining binding-site


12 True or False, The TGAC core is more degenerate, composed of a guanine adenine cytosine (GAC) core, and the upstream thymine and downstream pyrimidine flanking sequences help dictate recognition by specific WRKY factors.


Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. A TATC box is not used to transcribe A1BG.
  2. A W box is used to transcribe A1BG.
  3. An X box is used to transcribe A1BG.
  4. A Y box is not used to transcribe A1BG.
  5. A Z box is not used to transcribe A1BG.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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