Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Recycling of the general transcription factors during RNA polymerase II transcription.

Zawel L., Kumar K.P., Reinberg D.

We have analyzed the fate of the RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) general transcription factors during the transition from initiation to elongation using multiple approaches. We demonstrate that all of the basal factors coexist in mature initiation complexes but that following nucleotide addition, this complex becomes disrupted. During this transition, TFIID remains promoter-bound whereas TFIIB, TFIIE, TFIIF, and TFIIH are released. Upon release, TFIIB reassociates with TFIID, reforming the RNAPII docking site, the DB complex. TFIIE is released before formation of the tenth phosphodiester bond. This precedes TFIIH release, which occurrs after the transcription complex reaches +30. TFIIF is unique in that it is the only basal factor detected in the RNAPII elongation complex. Following its release from the initiation complex, TFIIF has the ability to reassociate with a stalled RNAPII.

Genes Dev. 9:1479-1490(1995) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again