Structure and function of archaeal RNA polymerases

@article{Werner2007StructureAF,
  title={Structure and function of archaeal RNA polymerases},
  author={Finn Werner},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={65}
}
  • F. Werner
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
RNA polymerases (RNAPs) are essential to all life forms and therefore deserve our special attention. The archaeal RNAP is closely related to eukaryotic RNAPII in terms of subunit composition and architecture, promoter elements and basal transcription factors required for the initiation and elongation phase of transcription. RNAPs of this class are large and sophisticated enzymes that interact in a complex manner with DNA/RNA scaffolds, substrates NTPs and a plethora of transcription factors… 
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