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RNA Polymerases: Subunits and Functional Domains

  1. Nancy A Woychik1,
  2. Danny Reinberg2

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003302

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How to Cite

Woychik, N. A. and Reinberg, D. 2001. RNA Polymerases: Subunits and Functional Domains. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

  2. 2

    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

RNA polymerase is a multisubunit enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of RNA. Although there is a striking degree of structural and functional conservation among all RNA polymerases, there are also many distinguishing features that reflect the specific requirements of individual organisms.

Keywords:

  • transcription;
  • RNA polymerase;
  • holoenzyme;
  • subunit