Potentiation of RNA polymerase II transcription by Gal4-VP16 during but not after DNA replication and chromatin assembly.

  title={Potentiation of RNA polymerase II transcription by Gal4-VP16 during but not after DNA replication and chromatin assembly.},
  author={R. Kamakaka and M. Bulger and J. T. Kadonaga},
  journal={Genes \& development},
  volume={7 9},
Purified, reconstituted chromatin templates containing regular, physiological nucleosome spacing were transcribed in vitro by RNA polymerase II along with the Gal4-VP16 activator. When Gal4-VP16 was prebound to DNA before reconstitution of either H1-deficient or H1-containing chromatin, the resulting templates were transcribed with a similar efficiency. Under such conditions, we observed long-range (1000 bp) activation of transcription in vitro with H1-containing chromatin, but not naked DNA… Expand
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