Mapping the initiator binding Taf2 subunit in the structure of hydrated yeast TFIID.

The general transcription factor TFIID is a large multisubunit complex required for the transcription of most protein-encoding genes by RNA polymerase II. Taking advantage of a TFIID preparation partially depleted in the initiator-binding Taf2p subunit, we determined the conformational and biochemical variations of the complex by electron tomography and… CONTINUE READING