Transcriptional coactivators play a crucial role in gene expression by communicating between regulatory factors and the basal transcription machinery. The coactivator multiprotein bridging factor 1 (MBF1) was originally identified as a bridging molecule that connects the Drosophila nuclear receptor FTZ-F1 and TATA-binding protein (TBP). The MBF1 sequence is highly conserved across species from Saccharomyces cerevisiae to human. Here we provide evidence acquired in vitro and in vivo that yeast MBF1 mediates GCN4-dependent transcriptional activation by bridging the DNA-binding region of GCN4 and TBP. These findings indicate that the coactivator MBF1 functions by recruiting TBP to promoters where DNA-binding regulators are bound.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Molecular and Cellular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology