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Targeting Transcription: New Insights into Turning Genes On
American Chemical Society

The 35,000 or so genes within a human cell are something like players on a sports team: If their activity isnít controlled and coordinated, the result can be disastrous. American Chemical Society

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Active Reading Questions

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    This article discusses the development of artificial transcription factors that mimic naturally occurring transcription factors. Transcription factors regulate gene expression by either enhancing or blocking transcription. This is only one mechanism for gene regulation. Which of the following are other means for regulating gene expression?
    a) The way DNA is packaged can determine which genes will be active and which will not.
    b) mRNA can be destroyed before it is translated.
    c) Translation can be prevented.
    d) All of the above
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    This article discusses the development of artificial transcription factors that mimic naturally occurring transcription factors. Transcription factors regulate gene expression by either enhancing or blocking transcription. This is only one mechanism for gene regulation. Which of the following are other means for regulating gene expression?
    a) The way DNA is packaged can determine which genes will be active and which will not.
    b) mRNA can be destroyed before it is translated.
    c) Translation can be prevented.
    d) All of the above
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    Use the article and your book to describe how transcription factors control gene expression.
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