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Fig. 1 | BMC Genomics

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From: Characterization of the human RFX transcription factor family by regulatory and target gene analysis

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Representative RFX transcripts grouped according to their functional domain compositions. a Representative RFX transcripts (to scale in nucleotides / nt) can be categorized based on the presence or absence of functional domains. Group 1 consists of RFX1, RFX2, and RFX3, which have all the domains. Group 2 consists of RFX4, RFX6 and RFX8, which have all domains but the AD. Group 3 consists of RFX5 and RFX7, which have only the DBD. Group 4 is novel, consisting of isoforms of RFX4 and RFX8, which lack the DBD. The start of the black bar marks the TSS position. Green and red arrows mark start and stop codon positions, respectively. The RFX protein domains encoded by these transcripts are AD (activation domain), DBD (DNA binding domain), B (domain B), C (domain C), and DIM (dimerization domain). They are indicated using color-coded boxes. The DBD (red box), which typically spans 222–225 nt (cf. Table S2 in Additional file 3) serves as a size marker. b, c RFX4 and RFX8 TSS locations illustrate best that RFX functional domain composition is independent of expression profile. They are connected to Ensembl protein-coding transcripts or shown as novel, validated transcripts (in red). Exon numbers refer to those in the corresponding Ensembl transcript IDs (distance and positions are not to scale). pA@RFX4 (red) belongs to the brain and spinal cord cluster, whereas pB and pC@RFX4 (green) belong to the testis cluster (cf. Additional file 2). The highest expressed tissues for pA and pB@RFX8 are thymus and medial frontal gyrus, respectively, and they are not color-coded because of their low expression levels in tags per million (TPM < 5) (Table 1)

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