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