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C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha subunit superfamily

SCOP classification
Root:   SCOP hierarchy in SUPERFAMILY [ 0] (11)
Class:   All alpha proteins [ 46456] (284)
Fold:   SAM domain-like [ 47768] (16)
Superfamily:   C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha subunit [ 47789]
Families:   C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha subunit [ 47790]


Superfamily statistics
Genomes (2,621) Uniprot 2013_05 PDB chains (SCOP 1.75)
Domains 2,971 9,154 8
Proteins 2,954 9,115 8


Functional annotation
General category Information
Detailed category DNA replication/repair

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Function annotation of SCOP domain superfamilies

Gene Ontology (high-coverage)

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GO term FDR (all) SDFO level Annotation (direct or inherited)
Cellular Component (CC) intracellular membrane-bounded organelle 0.0002581 Least Informative Direct
Cellular Component (CC) cytoplasmic part 0.008229 Least Informative Inherited
Cellular Component (CC) plastid 5.95e-12 Informative Direct

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Enzyme Commission (EC)

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EC termFDR (all)SDEO levelAnnotation (direct or inherited)
Enzyme Commission (EC)Nucleotidyltransferases0Least InformativeDirect
Enzyme Commission (EC)DNA-directed RNA polymerase0InformativeDirect

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Enzyme Commission (EC)

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EC termFDR (all)SDEC levelAnnotation (direct or inherited)
Enzyme Commission (EC)Transferring phosphorous-containing groups0Least InformativeDirect
Enzyme Commission (EC)Nucleotidyltransferases0Moderately InformativeDirect
Enzyme Commission (EC)DNA-directed RNA polymerase0Highly InformativeDirect

Document: EC annotation of SCOP domains

UniProtKB KeyWords (KW)

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KW termFDR (all)SDKW levelAnnotation (direct or inherited)
Cellular componentPlastid0Moderately InformativeDirect
Cellular componentDNA-directed RNA polymerase0Highly InformativeDirect
Post-translational modificationTransferase0Least InformativeDirect
Post-translational modificationNucleotidyltransferase0Moderately InformativeDirect

Document: KW annotation of SCOP domains

InterPro annotation
Cross references IPR011260 SSF47789 Protein matches
Abstract

The core of the bacterial RNA polymerase (RNAP) consists of four subunits, two alpha, a beta and a beta', which are conserved from bacteria to mammals. The alpha subunit (RpoA) initiates RNAP assembly by dimerising to form a platform on which the beta subunits can interact. The alpha subunit consists of a N-terminal domain (NTD) and a C-terminal domain (CTD), connected by a short linker. The NTD is essential for RNAP assembly, while the CTD is necessary for transcription regulation, interacting with transcription factors and promoter upstream elements. In Escherichia coli, the catabolite activator protein (CAP or CRP) was shown to exert its effect through its interactions with the CTD, where CAP binding to CTD promotes RNAP binding to promoter DNA, thereby stimulating transcription initiation at class I CAP-dependent promoters. At class II CAP-dependent promoters, the interaction of CAP with CTD is one of multiple interactions involved in activation [PubMed12202833].

The CTD has a compact structure of four helices and two long arms enclosing its hydrophobic core, making its folding topology distinct from most other binding proteins. The upstream promoter element-binding site is formed from helices 1 and 4 [PubMed7491496].


InterPro database


PDBeMotif information about ligands, sequence and structure motifs
Cross references PDB entries
Ligand binding statistics
Nucleic-acid binding statistics
Occurrence of secondary structure elements
Occurrence of small 3D structural motifs

PDBeMotif resource

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Internal database links

Browse genome assignments for this superfamily. The SUPERFAMILY hidden Markov model library has been used to carry out SCOP domain assignments to all genomes at the superfamily level.


Alignments of sequences to 3 models in this superfamily are available by clicking on the 'Alignments' icon above. PDB sequences less than 40% identical are shown by default, but any other sequence(s) may be aligned. Select PDB sequences, genome sequences, or paste in or upload your own sequences.


Browse and view proteins in genomes which have different domain combinations including a C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha subunit domain.


Examine the distribution of domain superfamilies, or families, across the major taxonomic kingdoms or genomes within a kingdom. This gives an immediate impression of how superfamilies, or families, are restricted to certain kingdoms of life.


Explore domain occurrence network where nodes represent genomes and edges are domain architectures (shared between genomes) containing the superfamily of interest.

There are 3 hidden Markov models representing the C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha subunit superfamily. Information on how the models are built, and plots showing hydrophobicity, match emmission probabilities and insertion/deletion probabilities can be inspected.


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