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Problem: Signal transduction pathways can have a direct effect on transcription factors. What is the function of transcription factors?

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The transcription factors have three main functions:

As REPRESSORS, Other transcription factors repress transcription. This repression can work in a variety of ways. As one example, a repressor may get in the way of the basal transcription factors or RNA polymerase, making it so they can't bind to the promoter or begin transcription.

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Signal transduction pathways can have a direct effect on transcription factors. What is the function of transcription factors?

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