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A Complete Set of Nascent Transcription Rates for Yeast Genes

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A Complete Set of Nascent Transcription Rates for Yeast Genes
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PLoS ONE, November 2010
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0015442
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Vicent Pelechano, Sebastián Chávez, José E. Pérez-Ortín


The amount of mRNA in a cell is the result of two opposite reactions: transcription and mRNA degradation. These reactions are governed by kinetics laws, and the most regulated step for many genes is the transcription rate. The transcription rate, which is assumed to be exercised mainly at the RNA polymerase recruitment level, can be calculated using the RNA polymerase densities determined either by run-on or immunoprecipitation using specific antibodies. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the ideal model organism to generate a complete set of nascent transcription rates that will prove useful for many gene regulation studies. By combining genomic data from both the GRO (Genomic Run-on) and the RNA pol ChIP-on-chip methods we generated a new, more accurate nascent transcription rate dataset. By comparing this dataset with the indirect ones obtained from the mRNA stabilities and mRNA amount datasets, we are able to obtain biological information about posttranscriptional regulation processes and a genomic snapshot of the location of the active transcriptional machinery. We have obtained nascent transcription rates for 4,670 yeast genes. The median RNA polymerase II density in the genes is 0.078 molecules/kb, which corresponds to an average of 0.096 molecules/gene. Most genes have transcription rates of between 2 and 30 mRNAs/hour and less than 1% of yeast genes have >1 RNA polymerase molecule/gene. Histone and ribosomal protein genes are the highest transcribed groups of genes and other than these exceptions the transcription of genes is an infrequent phenomenon in a yeast cell.

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Country Count As %
Germany 2 1%
United States 2 1%
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 142 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 34%
Researcher 36 24%
Professor 15 10%
Student > Master 15 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 6%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 5 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 88 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 25%
Physics and Astronomy 5 3%
Chemistry 3 2%
Computer Science 3 2%
Other 7 5%
Unknown 8 5%

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