Bacterial RNA polymerases: The wholo story

Katsuhiko S. Murakami, Seth A. Darst

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Recent structural and biophysical results have provided unprecedented insights into the structure and function of the bacterial RNA polymerase holoenzyme as it goes through the steps of transcription initiation. Comparisons with structural analyses of evolutionarily unrelated RNA polymerases reveal unexpected general features of the initiation process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Opinion in Structural Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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