When His248 of the transcription factor S-II was replaced by alanine or tyrosine, the activity of the resulting mutants was less than 30% of that of the wild-type S-II. When Arg246, Glu247, and His248 were all replaced by leucine, the resulting mutant showed complete loss of activity. These results indicate that the amino acid sequence Arg-Glu-His at positions 246-248 of S-II is important for its stimulatory activity. The mutant S-II with no activity could not form a complex with RNA polymerase II, unlike wild-type S-II, but retained ability to interact with DNA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology