Archaeal transcriptional regulation--variation on a bacterial theme?

Trends Microbiol. 2005 Jun;13(6):262-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2005.03.015.


There is now an increasing body of data available on the DNA-binding properties of several putative transcriptional regulators in the Archaeal domain of life. The evidence points to simple models of promoter occlusion or facilitated recruitment of basal machinery for repressors and activators, respectively. However, little is known about the co-factor requirements, in vivo mechanisms and targets of many of these regulators. It is anticipated that the application of post-genomic technologies will begin to shed light on this fascinating area.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Archaea / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Archaeal*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Transcription, Genetic*