• Study describes new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into RNA in bacteria

    1 month ago - By Phys

    A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription-the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell-by causing the cellular machinery that transcribes the DNA to pause at the appropriate spots in the genome. The protein, known as NusG, pauses the transcription machinery at specific DNA sequences to facilitate what is called "intrinsic termination" and prevent unwanted transcription that could disrupt cellular function.
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