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GO:0016986 transcription initiation factor activity

This term is obsolete.
This term was obsoleted because it is essentially identical to a Process term (specifically the Biological Process term which has been selected as a term to consider for reannotation), i.e. it is defined only in terms of the process it acts in and it does NOT convey any information about the molecular nature of the function or whether the function is based on binding DNA, on interacting with other proteins, or some other mechanism. To transfer all annotations without review, the BP term indicated is considered to be equivalent and thus the only appropriate destination for all annotations. To reannotate to a MF term, you will probably need to revisit the original literature or other primary data because this "MF" term was not defined in terms of mechanism of action and there are multiple possibilities in the revised MF structure. In reannotation, please also consider descendent terms of the suggested MF terms as a more specific term may be more appropriate than the MF terms indicated. Please be aware that you may wish to request a new term if the mechanism of action of this gene product is not yet represented or if you are annotating for an RNAP different than one for which there is a specific suggested term. Also note that if there is no information about how the gene product acts, it may be appropriate to annotate to the root term for molecular_function.

Term Information

ID GO:0016986
Name transcription initiation factor activity
Ontology Molecular Function
Definition OBSOLETE. Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
Comment This term was obsoleted because it is essentially identical to a Process term (specifically the Biological Process term which has been selected as a term to consider for reannotation), i.e. it is defined only in terms of the process it acts in and it does NOT convey any information about the molecular nature of the function or whether the function is based on binding DNA, on interacting with other proteins, or some other mechanism. To transfer all annotations without review, the BP term indicated is considered to be equivalent and thus the only appropriate destination for all annotations. To reannotate to a MF term, you will probably need to revisit the original literature or other primary data because this "MF" term was not defined in terms of mechanism of action and there are multiple possibilities in the revised MF structure. In reannotation, please also consider descendent terms of the suggested MF terms as a more specific term may be more appropriate than the MF terms indicated. Please be aware that you may wish to request a new term if the mechanism of action of this gene product is not yet represented or if you are annotating for an RNAP different than one for which there is a specific suggested term. Also note that if there is no information about how the gene product acts, it may be appropriate to annotate to the root term for molecular_function.
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Type Synonym
exact transcriptional initiation factor activity

Replaced by

This term is obsolete - try one of these terms:
Advice GO Identifier Ontology GO Term Name
Consider GO:0000988 Molecular Function protein binding transcription factor activity
Consider GO:0000996 Molecular Function core DNA-dependent RNA polymerase binding promoter specificity activity
Consider GO:0001071 Molecular Function nucleic acid binding transcription factor activity
Consider GO:0006352 Biological Process DNA-templated transcription, initiation

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Co-occurring Terms

These tables show the number of times the term listed in the table has been co-annotated with GO:0016986. The terms are listed in descending order of number of times the term has been co-annotated.
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Co-occurrence statistics for GO:0016986 based on the entire annotation set Co-occurrence statistics for GO:0016986 based on non-IEA annotations only

Change Log

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Timestamp Action Category Detail
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0000988 (protein binding transcription factor activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0000996 (core DNA-dependent RNA polymerase binding promoter specificity activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0001071 (nucleic acid binding transcription factor activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0006352 (DNA-templated transcription, initiation)
2011-05-16 Deleted DEFINITION Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2011-05-16 Added DEFINITION OBSOLETE. Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2011-05-16 Deleted RELATION is a GO:0030528 (transcription regulator activity)
2011-05-16 Updated TERM transcription initiation factor activity
2011-03-18 Deleted RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-11-24 Added DEFINITION Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2010-06-15 Added RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-06-14 Deleted RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-06-08 Added RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2008-04-01 Updated RELATION is a GO:0030528 (transcription regulator activity)
2007-08-09 Added SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity
2007-08-09 Deleted SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity
2007-07-22 Added SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity
2003-03-19 Updated TERM transcription initiation factor activity
2001-04-03 Added TERM transcription initiation factor

Term

Timestamp Action Category Detail
2011-05-16 Updated TERM transcription initiation factor activity
2003-03-19 Updated TERM transcription initiation factor activity
2001-04-03 Added TERM transcription initiation factor

Obsoletions

Timestamp Action Category Detail
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0000988 (protein binding transcription factor activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0000996 (core DNA-dependent RNA polymerase binding promoter specificity activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0001071 (nucleic acid binding transcription factor activity)
2011-05-16 Added OBSOLETION consider GO:0006352 (DNA-templated transcription, initiation)

Definition/synonyms

Timestamp Action Category Detail
2011-05-16 Deleted DEFINITION Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2011-05-16 Added DEFINITION OBSOLETE. Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2010-11-24 Added DEFINITION Plays a role in regulating transcription initiation.
2007-08-09 Added SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity
2007-08-09 Deleted SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity
2007-07-22 Added SYNONYM transcriptional initiation factor activity

Relationships

Timestamp Action Category Detail
2011-05-16 Deleted RELATION is a GO:0030528 (transcription regulator activity)
2011-03-18 Deleted RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-06-15 Added RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-06-14 Deleted RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2010-06-08 Added RELATION part of GO:0045941 (positive regulation of transcription)
2008-04-01 Updated RELATION is a GO:0030528 (transcription regulator activity)
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