Conserved Site

RNA polymerase, beta subunit, conserved site (IPR007121)

Short name: RNA_pol_bsu_CS


RNA polymerases (EC: catalyse the DNA dependent polymerisation of RNA. Prokaryotes contain a single RNA polymerase compared to three in eukaryotes (not including mitochondrial. and chloroplast polymerases). This domain represents the hybrid binding domain and the wall domain [PMID: 11313498]. The hybrid-binding domain binds the nascent RNA strand / template DNA strand in the Pol II transcription elongation complex. This domain contains the important structural motifs, switch 3 and the flap loop and binds an active site metal ion [PMID: 11313498]. This domain is also involved in binding to Rpb1 and Rpb3 [PMID: 11313498]. Many of the bacterial members contain large insertions within this domain, which is known as dispensable region 2 (DRII).

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006351 transcription, DNA-templated

Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0003899 DNA-directed 5'-3' RNA polymerase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns