Rho dependent termination

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[[RNA polymerase|RNA polymerase]] stops transcribing [[DNA|DNA]] into [[RNA|RNA]] at [[Terminator sequence|terminator sequences]]. [[Rho dependent termation|Rho dependent termation]] is&nbsp;one of the two types of termination. [[Rho factor|Rho factor]] is a [[Helicase|helicase]], composed of six identical subunits, that unwinds RNA-DNA and [[RNA-RNA duplexes|RNA-RNA duplexes]]. This unwinding is powered by the hydrolysis of [[Nucleoside triphosphate|nucleoside triphosphates]]. Rho binds to RNA and unzips DNA, weakening contacts on RNA-DNA duplexes favouring dissociation.<br>
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[[RNA polymerase|RNA polymerase]] stops transcribing [[DNA|DNA]] into [[RNA|RNA]] at [[Terminator sequence|terminator sequences]]. Rho dependent termation is&nbsp;one of the two types of termination. [[Rho factor|Rho factor]] is a [[Helicase|helicase]]&nbsp;composed of six identical subunits, which unwinds [[RNA-DNA duplex|RNA-DNA]]&nbsp;and [[RNA-RNA duplexes|RNA-RNA duplexes]]. This unwinding is powered by the hydrolysis of [[Nucleoside triphosphate|nucleoside triphosphates]]. The Rho factor binds to RNA and unzips DNA, weakening the contact between the RNA and DNA strands in the RNA-DNA duplexes, causing dissociation to become more favourable.<br>

Revision as of 16:01, 30 November 2012

RNA polymerase stops transcribing DNA into RNA at terminator sequences. Rho dependent termation is one of the two types of termination. Rho factor is a helicase composed of six identical subunits, which unwinds RNA-DNA and RNA-RNA duplexes. This unwinding is powered by the hydrolysis of nucleoside triphosphates. The Rho factor binds to RNA and unzips DNA, weakening the contact between the RNA and DNA strands in the RNA-DNA duplexes, causing dissociation to become more favourable.

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