Embark on a journey into gene expression, a crucial process converting genetic information into functional proteins for proper cell and organism development. Explore the binding of regulatory proteins to DNA motifs, the influence of transcription factors, and the assembly of transcriptional machinery led by RNA polymerase at gene promoters.
Follow the progression from primary transcript (pre-mRNA) synthesis to mature mRNA through processing steps. Investigate factors affecting gene expression rates, including transcription factor availability, DNA accessibility, and regulatory molecules.
Uncover the impact of chromatin structure on gene modulation, differentiating between silencing heterochromatin and expression-friendly euchromatin. This course provides essential insights into gene expression and regulation, offering a foundational understanding of cell biology and genetics. Join us to unravel the molecular intricacies that shape cellular function.