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STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY: Light at the End of the Channel

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. For 20 years, Kornberg and his group have doggedly tried to solve the riddle of the structure of Pol II, the eukaryotic multisubunit RNA polymerase that is a colossus among enzymes. As Joan and Ronald Conaway discuss in their Perspective, Kornberg's group have now achieved this goal, revealing to the world the 3.5 Å resolution x-ray crystal structure of yeast Pol II (Cramer et al.)

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Review, Image
Audience Level: Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: Joan Weliky Conaway of University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Ronald C. Conaway of Program in Molecular and Cell Biology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
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