Iwr1 facilitates RNA polymerase II dynamics during transcription elongation.

Iwr1 is an RNA polymerase II (RNPII) interacting protein that directs nuclear import of the enzyme which has been previously assembled in the cytoplasm. Here we present genetic and molecular evidence that links Iwr1 with transcription. Our results indicate that Iwr1 interacts with RNPII during elongation and is involved in ...
the disassembly of the enzyme from chromatin. This function is especially important in resolving problems posed by damage-arrested RNPII, as shown by the sensitivity of iwr1 mutants to genotoxic drugs and the Iwr1's genetic interactions with RNPII degradation pathway mutants. Moreover, absence of Iwr1 causes genome instability that is enhanced by defects in the DNA repair machinery.
Mesh Terms:
Active Transport, Cell Nucleus, Carrier Proteins, Cell Nucleus, Chromatin, Cytoplasm, DNA Damage, DNA Repair, Genomic Instability, RNA Polymerase II, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins, Transcription, Genetic
Biochim. Biophys. Acta
Date: Dec. 01, 2016
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