catabolite gene activator protein

catabolite gene activator protein

n. Abbr. CAP
A protein that can be activated by cyclic AMP, whereupon it affects the action of RNA polymerase by binding the polymerase with or near itself on the DNA to be transcribed. Also called catabolite gene activator.
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Irene Weber continued her investigation of the catabolite gene activator protein that she had started during her postdoctoral studies with Dr.
Steitz, Structure of a Complex of Catabolite Gene Activator Protein and Cyclic AMP Refined at 2.
Irene Weber continued her structural investigation of the Escherichia coli catabolite gene activator protein (CAP).
Weber, Crystal Structure of a cAMP Independent Form of Catabolite Gene Activator Protein with Adenosine Substituted in One cAMP-Binding Site, Biochemistry 28 (11), 45684574 (1989).