alcR transactivator gene | Aspergillus nidulans (EMEND) | BCH-GENE-SCBD-111201 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

last updated: 08 Nov 2016
General information
alcR transactivator gene
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CS-alcR-EMEND
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
alcR activator protein
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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.
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