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Pivotal findings for a transcription machine

Crystal structures of the complete RNA polymerase I complex are now revealed. The structures link the opening and closing of this enzyme's DNA-binding cleft to the control of transcription. See Articles p.644 & p.650

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Figure 1: Structure of RNA polymerase I.


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Zomerdijk, J. Pivotal findings for a transcription machine. Nature 502, 629–630 (2013).

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