Vol.13 – Summer 2023
On the cover!
A six-winged pinwheel?
This is the transcription termination factor Rho. It is a ring-shaped structure consisting of a hexamer that forms a tunnel in the center for the RNA (magenta) to pass through. When Rho attaches to the RNA polymerase (white and gray) during transcription, it uses this tunnel to pull the RNA out and terminate transcription at the appropriate time.
BDR Times is also available in print. You can download PDF from here.
Some articles may be shortened in the printed version.