AAT Bioquest

What stimulates RNA polymerase?

Posted October 18, 2021


Promoters simulate all RNA polymerases. RNA polymerase must attach to the DNA near a gene for transcription to take place but they can’t do it on their own. Promoters contain specific DNA sequences that provide RNA polymerase with a secure initial binding site. RNA Polymerase II requires special mention. It is stimulated by acetyl coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA).

Additional resources

Acetyl coenzyme A stimulates RNA polymerase II transcription and promoter binding by transcription factor IID in the absence of histones

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