RNA Polymerase II

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Yeast RNA Polymerase II complex with RNA (PDB code 1i6h)


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Alpha-aminitin chemical structure image courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-Amanitin#/media/File:Alpha-amanitin_structure.png


From structural components:

Structural overview: [PDB: 5VVR: with highlighted sections mentioned below]

Bridge: Depicted: [PDB: 1I6H: 810-845.a]

Wall: Depicted: [PDB: 1R5U: 853-919.b; 933-972.b]

Clamp: Depicted: [PDB: 1R5U: 3-345.a; 1395-1435.a; 1158-1124.b]

Rudder: Depicted: [PDB: 5VVR: 306-321.a]

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