Aliases for POLR2K Gene
External Ids for POLR2K Gene
This gene encodes one of the smallest subunits of RNA polymerase II, the polymerase responsible for synthesizing messenger RNA in eukaryotes. This subunit is shared by the other two DNA-directed RNA polymerases. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for POLR2K Gene
POLR2K (Polymerase (RNA) II (DNA Directed) Polypeptide K, 7.0kDa) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with POLR2K include hiv-1. Among its related pathways are Disease and Epstein-Barr virus infection. GO annotations related to this gene include DNA-directed RNA polymerase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for POLR2K Gene
DNA-dependent RNA polymerase catalyzes 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 a small RNAs, such as 5S rRNA and tRNAs, respectively