A kinase-deficient transcription factor TFIIH is functional in basal and activated transcription.

Phosphorylation of the carboxyl-terminal domain (CTD) of the large subunit of RNA polymerase II has been suggested to be critical for transcription initiation, activation, or elongation. A kinase activity specific for CTD is a component of the general transcription factor TFIIH. Recently, a cyclin-dependent kinase-activator kinase (MO15 and cyclin H) was… CONTINUE READING