Fig. 8: Enhancers and DNA-Bending Proteins Initiating Transcription

Enhancers are regulatory proteins that bind to DNA located some distance from the operon they control by working with DNA-bending proteins. The DNA-bending proteins bend the DNA in a way that now allows the enhancer to interact with the promoter in such a way that RNA polymerase can now bind and initiate transcription.

Illustration of Enhancers and DNA-Bending Proteins Initiating Transcription.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: September, 2018
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