Gene transcriptions/Elements/Downstream cores/Quiz

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This diagram shows the approximate placements of the core promoter elements. Credit: James T. Kadonaga.

Downstream core elements is a lecture from the biochemistry department and the genetics department. It is also part of the original research gene project.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Lower down, in relation to a river or stream following the path of a river or stream is called downstream.

Yes
No

2

Yes or No, The downstream core element (DCE) is a transcription core promoter sequence that is within the transcribed portion of a gene.

Yes
No

3

Yes or No, The core promoter elements such as DCE are trans acting elements.

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, The downstream core elements are located in the distal promoter.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Which of the following is not a transcriptional characteristic of the downstream core elements?

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

True or False, The downstream core elements are upstream by about +40 nucleotides.

TRUE
FALSE

8

Which of the following are phenomena associated with the downstream core elements?

transcription of A1BG
directs activator-dependent but TFIID-independent transcription
TATA box-less promoters
transcription start site
mediator dependence
core promoter
RNA polymerase II holoenzyme

9

True or False, The downstream core elements are found in the promoter regions of about 1% of human genes.

TRUE
FALSE

10

True or False, The downstream core elements are most likely to occur with the Inr.

TRUE
FALSE


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. The downstream core elements (DCEs) are not involved in the transcription of A1BG.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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