Enhancer 1 binding factor, a Ku-related protein, is a positive regulator of RNA polymerase I transcription initiation.


We have previously characterized a protein, enhancer 1 binding factor (E1BF), from rat cells that can modulate RNA polymerase I-directed transcription of the rat rRNA gene in vitro. E1BF, a heterodimeric DNA binding protein composed of 72-kDa and 85-kDa subunits, is related to the human Ku autoantigen with respect to immunological and certain structural… (More)