Molecular mass of RNA Polymerase core enzyme

Range bacterial ≈0.35 MDa: archaeal and eukaryotic 0.4–0.8 MDa MDa
Organism Various
Reference Minakhin L et al., Bacterial RNA polymerase subunit omega and eukaryotic RNA polymerase subunit RPB6 are sequence, structural, and functional homologs and promote RNA polymerase assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jan 30 98(3):892-7. p.892 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID11158566
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Comments "The DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RNAP) is central to all steps of the transcription cycle (primary sources 1–5). Bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic cellular RNAPs are large, multisubunit enzymes. Bacterial RNAP core enzyme consists of five subunits (ß', ß, a?, aII, and ?) and has a molecular mass of ˜0.35 MDa (primary sources 1, 6). Archaeal and eukaryotic RNAP core enzymes consist of 10 to 20 subunits and have molecular masses of 0.4–0.8 MDa (primary sources 3–5, 7)."
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