April L. MacKellar

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The unique C-terminal domain (CTD) of RNA polymerase II, composed of tandem heptad repeats of the consensus sequence YSPTSPS, is subject to differential phosphorylation throughout the transcription cycle. Several RNA processing factors have been shown to bind the phosphorylated CTD and use it to localize to nascent pre-mRNA during transcription. In(More)
It is known that transcription can induce DNA recombination, thus compromising genomic stability. RECQ5 DNA helicase promotes genomic stability by regulating homologous recombination. Recent studies have shown that RECQ5 forms a stable complex with RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) in human cells, but the cellular role of this association is not understood. Here,(More)
Eukaryotic RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) not only synthesizes mRNA but also coordinates transcription-related processes via its unique C-terminal repeat domain (CTD). The CTD is an RNAPII-specific protein segment consisting of repeating heptads with the consensus sequence Y(1)S(2)P(3)T(4)S(5)P(6)S(7) that has been shown to be extensively post-transcriptionally(More)
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