Breaking barriers to transcription elongation

@article{Saunders2006BreakingBT,
  title={Breaking barriers to transcription elongation},
  author={Abbie Saunders and Leighton J. Core and John T. Lis},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={557-567}
}
Hundreds of protein factors participate in transcription and its regulation in eukaryotes. Many of these proteins regulate specific genes by targeting upstream promoter regions, whereas a smaller but mechanistically diverse set of factors functions at most genes during RNA polymerase II (Pol II) elongation. These elongation factors can affect mRNA production at particular stages and in different ways during transcription. Some factors act directly on Pol II, whereas others manipulate the… Expand
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