Length of transient RNA–DNA hybrid formed by RNAP II upon transcription

Range 9 – 10 bp
Organism Unspecified
Reference Malinen AM et al., Active site opening and closure control translocation of multisubunit RNA polymerase. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Aug40(15):7442-51. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks383. p.7442 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID22570421
Comments p.7442 left column bottom paragraph:"Transcribing RNAPs do not displace the non-template strand, but rather form a transient 9–10 bp RNA–DNA hybrid within the 11–12 bp melted DNA bubble."
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