Gene transcriptions/Distal promoters/Quiz

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This diagram indicates the components of a nucleotide. Credit: Calibuon.

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1

Yes or No, A distal promoter is a distant (in numbers of nucleotides) portion of the promoter for a particular gene.

Yes
No

2

The portion of the promoter in which a distal promoter is likely to be found is which of the following?

dispersed promoter
proximal promoter
downstream promoter
distant promoter
enhancer
focused promoter

3

Yes or No, A distal promoter is upstream of the gene.

Yes
No

4

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

5

True or False, Some distal promoters are located in the dispersed promoter.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of distal promoters?

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

7

Yes or No, A distal promoter is a region of DNA that may contain additional regulatory elements, often with a weaker influence than the proximal promoter.

Yes
No

8

Complete the text:

A distal promoter is a

(in numbers of nucleotides) portion of the

for a particular

.

9

Complete the text:

Match up the type of promoter or promoter element with each of the possibilities below:
TATA box - A
initiator element - B
enhancers and inhibitors - C
downstream elements - D
General transcription factor II D - E
ATA box - F
downstream core promoter

.
includes the transcription start site

.
proximal promoter

.
distal promoter

.
core promoter

usually 25 nucleotides upstream

.

10

Which of the following are phenomena associated with distal promoters?

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

11

Yes or No, Distal promoters are found in the promoter regions of at least 1% of human genes.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. There may be additional genes in at least one of the distal or pre-promoter regions of A1BG.

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