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The origins of TATAA Biocenter’s name

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Ever wanted to know the orgins of TATAA Biocenter’s name? The DNA sequence “TATAA” is a common variant of the TATA box sequence, which is often found in the promoter region of genes. The TATA box is typically composed of the nucleotide sequence “TATAAA” or a close variant.

In the DNA double helix structure, the letters represent the four nucleotide bases: adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). Therefore, the DNA sequence “TATAA” indicates that the nucleotides at those positions are T-A-T-A-A.

TATAA Box

It’s worth noting that the TATA box sequence is not limited to “TATAAA” or “TATAA.” Variations and deviations from this specific sequence are also observed in different organisms and genes. The TATA box is recognized and bound by specific transcription factors, such as the TATA-binding protein (TBP), which helps initiate the transcription process of a gene.

In summary, TATAA refers to the DNA bases that make up the start of our genes, everything important in life begins with TATAA.

 


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