[BiO BB] DNA Promoter

Boris Steipe boris.steipe at utoronto.ca
Sat Oct 4 12:39:29 EDT 2003

> Malik Yousef wrote:
> Hello
> Could one explain to me what is the meaning of Promoter? 
> Where one find
> explanation of Bioinformatics expressions?

One of the most useful tools is the Google Web search service: a search for
"promoter" yields six results among the top ten, that are relevant for the
biological meaning: a DNA sequence pattern that binds RNA-polymerase to allow
transcription of the downstream sequence.

Best regards,


Boris Steipe
University of Toronto
Program in Proteomics & Bioinformatics
Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular and Medical Genetics

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