Promoting transcription over long distances

Nat Genet. 2017 Jun 28;49(7):972-973. doi: 10.1038/ng.3904.


Promoters and enhancers have long been regarded as distinct elements, a notion that has been challenged more recently. Two new studies now identify promoters that function as long-range enhancers in vivo to regulate the transcription of distal genes.

MeSH terms

  • Enhancer Elements, Genetic*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic*
  • Transcription Factors / genetics
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Transcription Factors