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J Biol Chem. 1989 Jun 25;264(18):10726-31.

Purification and characterization of transcription factor IIIC2.

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  • 1Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles 90024-1570.

Abstract

Transcription factor IIIC2 (TFIIIC2), together with other transcription factors (TFIIIB and TFIIIC1), is required for the in vitro transcription of tRNA and adenovirus VA genes by RNA polymerase III. Previous studies have shown that TFIIIC2 is a high molecular weight (approximately 500,000) protein which binds with high affinity to the B-box promoter element of tRNA-type genes. A polypeptide of Mr approximately 250,000 is in close association with DNA in the specific complex between TFIIIC2 and the B-box promoter element. Here we describe the purification of TFIIIC2 by a factor of approximately 25,000 from nuclear extracts of HeLa cells by ionic exchange, affinity, and hydrophobic chromatography and sedimentation velocity centrifugation. The most purified fractions contain polypeptides of approximately 230 kDa (corresponding to the polypeptide which can be cross-linked to VA1 DNA), 110, 100, 80, and 60 kDa which co-sediment with TFIIIC2 B-box specific binding and in vitro transcriptional activities.

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