Nobuhilo Shimasaki

Learn More
The transcriptionally active fragment of the yeast RNA polymerase II transcription elongation factor, TFIIS, comprises a three-helix bundle and a zinc ribbon motif joined by a linker region. We have probed the function of this fragment of TFIIS using structure-guided mutagenesis. The helix bundle domain binds RNA polymerase II with the same affinity as does(More)
Many proteins involved in eukaryotic transcription are similar in function and in sequence between organisms. Despite the sequence similarities, there are many factors that do not function across species. For example, transcript elongation factor TFIIS is highly conserved among eukaryotes, and yet the TFIIS protein from Saccharomyces cerevisiae cannot(More)
  • 1