TATA box


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TATA box

[′tä‚tä ‚bäks or ¦tē¦ā¦tē′ā ‚bäks]
(genetics)
In eukaryotes, a short sequence of base pairs that is rich in adenine (A) and thymidine (T) residues and located about 25-30 nucleotides upstream of the transcriptional initiation site.
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Furthermore, we were isolated the [beta]-casein gene containing the mutant TATA box (CATAAAA) by LA-PCR of samples from another individual pig (Figure 2A).
Effects of minor groove binding drugs on the interaction of TATA box binding protein and TFIIA with DNA.
The team concluded that patients with the seven-pair TATA box have a higher probability of suffering serious side effects from the agent.
Even though the two research teams used different DNA strands and types of TBP, both TBP molecules contain a 180-amino-acid section that links to the TATA box.
The causative mutation in Caucasians is almost exclusively a dinucleotide insertion in the TATA box of the UGT1A1 promoter.