El Hage A, et al. (2008) Efficient termination of transcription by RNA polymerase I requires the 5' exonuclease Rat1 in yeast. Genes Dev 22(8):1069-81
Abstract: During transcription termination by RNA polymerase II on protein-coding genes, the nuclear 5' exonuclease Rat1/Xrn2 degrades the nascent transcript downstream from the polyadenylation site and "torpedoes" the polymerase. We report that the activity of Rat1 is also required for efficient termination by RNA polymerase I (Pol I) on the rDNA. In strains lacking catalytically active Rat1 or its cofactor Rai1, Pol I reads through the major, "Reb1-dependent" terminator (T1) but stops downstream at the "fail-safe" terminator (T2) and replication fork barrier (RFB). The absence of both Rat1 and the RFB-binding protein Fob1 increased Pol I read-through of T2 and the RFB. We propose that cotranscriptional cleavage of the pre-rRNA by the endonuclease Rnt1 generates a loading site for the Rat1/Rai1 complex, which then degrades the nascent transcript. When Rat1 catches Pol I, which is predicted to be paused at T1, transcription is terminated.
|Status: Published||Type: Journal Article||PubMed ID: 18413717|
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