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(1998) Genes Dev. 12: 34
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Bell, S.D.,Kosa, P.L.,Sigler, P.B.,Jackson, S.P.
(1999) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 96: --
Recently the definition of the metazoan RNA polymerase II and archaeal core promoters has been expanded to include a region immediately upstream of the TATA box called the B recognition element (BRE), so named because eukaryal transcription factor TF ...
Recently the definition of the metazoan RNA polymerase II and archaeal core promoters has been expanded to include a region immediately upstream of the TATA box called the B recognition element (BRE), so named because eukaryal transcription factor TFIIB and its archaeal orthologue TFB interact with the element in a sequence-specific manner. Here we present the 2.4-A crystal structure of archaeal TBP and the C-terminal core of TFB (TFB(c)) in a complex with an extended TATA-box-containing promoter that provides a detailed picture of the stereospecific interactions between the BRE and a helix-turn-helix motif in the C-terminal cyclin repeat of TFB(c). This interaction is important in determining the level of basal transcription and explicitly defines the direction of transcription.
Department of Molecular Biophysics, Yale University, New Haven CT 06511, USA.