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retroviral enhancer/promoter question

Hannes Klump klump at hpi.uni-hamburg.de
Sat Sep 5 00:21:33 EST 1998


Dear Colleagues!

I was wondering whether it is possible to separate the enhancer from the
(core) promoter regions in a retroviral LTR. As the textbooks tell us
that enhancers are principally able to stimulate transcription
initiation over longer distances, it should be possible to define a
border between the enhancer and the promoter of a retrovirus - or
am I mistaking completely?
Thanks a lot for any comments on this,
Oliver.

Oliver Frank
Heinrich Pette Institute of experimental Virology and Immunology
Dept. of Cell and Virus Genetics
Martinistrasse 52
D-20251 Hamburg
Germany
e-mail: frank at hpi.uni-hamburg.de




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