Aliases for POLR2F Gene
External Ids for POLR2F Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for POLR2F Gene
This gene encodes the sixth largest subunit of RNA polymerase II, the polymerase responsible for synthesizing messenger RNA in eukaryotes. In yeast, this polymerase subunit, in combination with at least two other subunits, forms a structure that stabilizes the transcribing polymerase on the DNA template. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for POLR2F Gene
POLR2F (RNA Polymerase II Subunit F) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are RNA Polymerase II Transcription Initiation And Promoter Clearance and Formation of HIV elongation complex in the absence of HIV Tat. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include DNA-directed 5-3 RNA polymerase activity and RNA polymerase I activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POLR2F Gene
DNA-dependent RNA polymerases catalyze the transcription of DNA into RNA using the four ribonucleoside triphosphates as substrates. Common component of RNA polymerases I, II, and III which synthesize ribosomal RNA precursors, mRNA precursors and many functional non-coding RNAs, and small RNAs, such as 5S rRNA and tRNAs, respectively. Pol II is the central component of the basal RNA polymerase II transcription machinery. Pols are composed of mobile elements that move relative to each other. In Pol II, POLR2F/RPB6 is part of the clamp element and together with parts of RPB1 and RPB2 forms a pocket to which the RPB4-RPB7 subcomplex binds (By similarity).