Table 1

Directory of the Plasmodium transcription-associated proteins: number and functions.

I. General Transcription Factors (GTF)

1. Polymerase core subunits

12

2. Polymerase accessory proteins

2

3. General coactivators involved in initiation

25

4. General coactivators involved in initiation and elongation

13

5. General coactivators involved elongation

4

sub-total

56


II. Chromatin-related Transcription Factors (CTF)

1. Histones

8

2. Chromatin structuring factors

18

3. Chromatin remodelling factors

13

4. Modifying enzymes

24

sub-total

63


III. Specific Trancription Factors (STF)

0 SC. Apicomplexan specifc AP2

27

2 SC. Zinc finger

37

3 SC. Helix Turn Helix

8

4 SC. beta-Scaffold Factors with Minor Groove Contacts

1

sub-total

73


IV. TAP partners

10


Total

202


The number of all sets of transcription-associated proteins are listed according to their classes and sub-classes named with respect to their potential functional implication in transcription of the messenger RNA.

Bischoff and Vaquero BMC Genomics 2010 11:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-11-34

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