Mitochondrial transcription

Mike Chao mikechao at pooh.swmed.edu
Tue Aug 8 16:58:10 EST 1995


In article <199508080408.OAA24957 at sam.comms.unsw.EDU.AU>,
C.Grant at unsw.EDU.AU (Chris Grant) wrote:

> Dear Yeast Network
> 
>         Can anyone answer what may be a simple question for me. Do yeast
> mitochondrial promoters usually work in the nucleus? I would be grateful
> for any information that anyone has.
> 
>         Chris
> 
> Chris Gant,
> School of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics,
> University of New South Wales,
> Sydney 2052, Australia
> Phone +61 (2) 385 2031
> Fax   +61 (2) 313 6271

Chris,
     
     The answer to your question is NO.  Mitochondrial genes do not contain TATA
boxes or known regulatory elements.  Gene expression is primarily
controlled at the translation level.

Sorry, Michael Henke

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