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Gene and DNA Sequence
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Date of creation
2016-11-08 13:44 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2016-12-22 18:43 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
alcR transactivator gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Aspergillus nidulans - EMEND
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
alcR activator protein
Biological function
The alcR gene of Aspergillus nidulans encodes a protein with a zinc finger motif, the AlcR activator protein/ AlcR transactivator. In the presence of ethanol, AlcR specifically binds DNA motifs of the ethanol regulon of A.nidulans, inducing the expression of the genes of this regulon. This ethanol pathway is a highly inducible gene system, the so-called alc system, responsible for the utilization of ethanol as sole source of carbon in A.nidulans.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Transcription regulation

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