PDBsum entry 2nvt

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Transcription,transferase/DNA-RNA hybrid PDB id
Protein chains
1411 a.a. *
1114 a.a. *
267 a.a. *
214 a.a. *
85 a.a. *
133 a.a. *
119 a.a. *
65 a.a. *
114 a.a. *
46 a.a. *
_ZN ×8
_MG ×2
* Residue conservation analysis
PDB id:
Name: Transcription,transferase/DNA-RNA hybrid
Title: RNA polymerase ii elongation complex in 150 mm mg+2 with gmpcpp
Structure: 5'-r( Ap Ap Gp Ap Cp Cp Ap Gp Gp C)-3'. Chain: r. Engineered: yes. 5'- d(p Cp Ap Ap Gp Tp Ap Cp Tp Tp Ap Cp Gp Cp Cp Tp Gp Gp Tp C p Tp T)-3'. Chain: t. Engineered: yes. 5'-d( Gp Tp Ap Cp Tp Tp G)-3'.
Source: Synthetic: yes. Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Baker's yeast. Organism_taxid: 4932. Strain: delta-rpb4. Strain: delta-rpb4
Biol. unit: 13mer (from PQS)
3.36Å     R-factor:   0.232     R-free:   0.283
Authors: D.Wang,D.A.Bushnell,K.D.Westover,C.D.Kaplan,R.D.Kornberg
Key ref:
D.Wang et al. (2006). Structural basis of transcription: role of the trigger loop in substrate specificity and catalysis. Cell, 127, 941-954. PubMed id: 17129781 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.11.023
13-Nov-06     Release date:   12-Dec-06    
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Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P04050  (RPB1_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB1
1733 a.a.
1411 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P08518  (RPB2_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB2
1224 a.a.
1114 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P16370  (RPB3_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB3
318 a.a.
267 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P20434  (RPAB1_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC1
215 a.a.
214 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P20435  (RPAB2_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC2
155 a.a.
85 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P20436  (RPAB3_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC3
146 a.a.
133 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P27999  (RPB9_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB9
122 a.a.
119 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P22139  (RPAB5_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC5
70 a.a.
65 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P38902  (RPB11_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB11
120 a.a.
114 a.a.
Protein chain
Pfam   ArchSchema ?
P40422  (RPAB4_YEAST) -  DNA-directed RNA polymerases I, II, and III subunit RPABC4
70 a.a.
46 a.a.
Key:    PfamA domain  Secondary structure  CATH domain

 Enzyme reactions 
   Enzyme class: Chains A, B: E.C.  - DNA-directed Rna polymerase.
[IntEnz]   [ExPASy]   [KEGG]   [BRENDA]
      Reaction: Nucleoside triphosphate + RNA(n) = diphosphate + RNA(n+1)
Nucleoside triphosphate
+ RNA(n)
= diphosphate
+ RNA(n+1)
Molecule diagrams generated from .mol files obtained from the KEGG ftp site
 Gene Ontology (GO) functional annotation 
  GO annot!
  Cellular component     cytoplasm   7 terms 
  Biological process     transcription, RNA-dependent   14 terms 
  Biochemical function     RNA polymerase II activity     14 terms  


DOI no: 10.1016/j.cell.2006.11.023 Cell 127:941-954 (2006)
PubMed id: 17129781  
Structural basis of transcription: role of the trigger loop in substrate specificity and catalysis.
D.Wang, D.A.Bushnell, K.D.Westover, C.D.Kaplan, R.D.Kornberg.
New structures of RNA polymerase II (pol II) transcribing complexes reveal a likely key to transcription. The trigger loop swings beneath a correct nucleoside triphosphate (NTP) in the nucleotide addition site, closing off the active center and forming an extensive network of interactions with the NTP base, sugar, phosphates, and additional pol II residues. A histidine side chain in the trigger loop, precisely positioned by these interactions, may literally "trigger" phosphodiester bond formation. Recognition and catalysis are thus coupled, ensuring the fidelity of transcription.
  Selected figure(s)  
Figure 1.
Figure 1. A and E Sites in the Pol II Transcribing Complex
Figure 5.
Figure 5. Proposed Role of His1085 in Phosphodiester Bond Formation
  The above figures are reprinted by permission from Cell Press: Cell (2006, 127, 941-954) copyright 2006.  
  Figures were selected by an automated process.  

Literature references that cite this PDB file's key reference

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PDB codes: 3po2 3po3
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PDB codes: 3q0a 3q22 3q23 3q24
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PDB codes: 3m3y 3m4o
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PDB codes: 3lti 3lu0
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PDB codes: 3ol6 3ol7 3ol8 3ol9 3ola 3olb
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PDB codes: 3aoh 3aoi
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PDB codes: 3gtg 3gtj 3gtk 3gto 3gtp 3gtq
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PDB code: 3fki
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The X-ray crystal structure of RNA polymerase from Archaea.
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PDB codes: 2pa8 2pmz 3hkz
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PDB code: 3cqz
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PDB code: 2vum
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Jamming the ratchet of transcription.
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Structural basis for transcription elongation by bacterial RNA polymerase.
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PDB code: 2o5i
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Structural basis for substrate loading in bacterial RNA polymerase.
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PDB codes: 2o5j 2ppb
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Multisubunit RNA polymerases melt only a single DNA base pair downstream of the active site.
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A central role of the RNA polymerase trigger loop in active-site rearrangement during transcriptional pausing.
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Selectivity and proofreading both contribute significantly to the fidelity of RNA polymerase III transcription.
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Gene transcription: extending the message.
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The molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription.
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An allosteric path to transcription termination.
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