Stripping (2 of 2) (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption Rice University researchers detailed the molecular stripping mechanism responsible for "broadcasting" genetic transcription instructions through a genetic switch known as NFkB-DNA-IkB. When triggered, the IkB inhibitor (blue) tells NFkB proteins (green) to release from DNA binding sites (red) to stop transcription of multiple genes at once. The IkB protein binds to NFkB and forces a physical twist in the protein that releases its grip on DNA. Credit Wolynes Lab/Rice University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.