Journal article

HAP-Like CCAAT-binding complexes in filamentous fungi: implications for biotechnology.

AA Brakhage, A Andrianopoulos, M Kato, S Steidl, MA Davis, N Tsukagoshi, MJ Hynes

Fungal Genet Biol | Published : 1999


Regulatory CCAAT boxes are found frequently in eukaryotic promoter regions. They are bound by different CCAAT-binding factors. Until now, a single CCAAT-binding complex has been reported in fungi. It is also found in higher eukaryotes and is highly conserved among eukaryotic organisms. This multimeric protein complex is designated HAP, AnCF, CBF, or NF-Y. The complex consists of at least three subunits. In fungi, only the HAP complex of Saccharomyces cerevisiae had been known for a long time. The recent cloning of genes encoding the components of the corresponding complex (AnCF/PENR1) of Aspergillus nidulans and characterization of CCAAT-regulated genes in A. nidulans, as well as other filam..

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