RNA polymerase Rpb2, domain 2 (IPR007642)

Short name: RNA_pol_Rpb2_2

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 forms one of the two distinctive lobes of the Rpb2 structure. It is also known as the lobe domain [PMID: 11313498]. DNA has been demonstrated to bind to the concave surface of the lobe domain, and plays a role in maintaining the transcription bubble. Many of the bacterial members contain large insertions within this domain, a region known as dispensable region 1 (DRI).

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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