RNA polymerase Rpb2, domain 7 (IPR007641)

Short name: RNA_pol_Rpb2_7

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



RNA polymerases catalyse the DNA-dependent polymerisation of RNA. Prokaryotes contain a single RNA polymerase compared to three in eukaryotes (not including mitochondrial and chloroplast polymerases). Rpb2 is the second largest subunit of the RNA polymerase. This domain comprised of the structural domains anchor and clamp. The clamp region (C-terminal) contains a zinc-binding motif. The clamp region is named due to its interaction with the clamp domain found in Rpb1. The domain also contains a region termed switch 4. The switches within the polymerase are thought to signal different stages of transcription [PMID: 11313498].

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

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