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polr2b

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Official Full Name
polymerase (RNA) II (DNA directed) polypeptide B, 140kDa
Background
This gene encodes the second largest subunit of RNA polymerase II, the polymerase responsible for synthesizing messenger RNA in eukaryotes. This subunit, in combination with at least two other polymerase subunits, forms a structure within the polymerase that maintains contact in the active site of the enzyme between the DNA template and the newly synthesized RNA.
Synonyms
POLR2B; polymerase (RNA) II (DNA directed) polypeptide B, 140kDa; polymerase (RNA) II (DNA directed) polypeptide B (140kD); DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit RPB2; RPB2; RNA polymerase II subunit 2; RNA polymerase II subunit B2; DNA-directed RNA poly; polymerase (RNA) II (DNA directed) polypeptide B; zgc:109952