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Functional interplay between Mediator and TFIIB in preinitiation complex assembly in relation to promoter architecture.

Eychenne T., Novikova E., Barrault M.B., Alibert O., Boschiero C., Peixeiro N., Cornu D., Redeker V., Kuras L., Nicolas P., Werner M., Soutourina J.

Mediator is a large coregulator complex conserved from yeast to humans and involved in many human diseases, including cancers. Together with general transcription factors, it stimulates preinitiation complex (PIC) formation and activates RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription. In this study, we analyzed how Mediator acts in PIC assembly using in vivo, in vitro, and in silico approaches. We revealed an essential function of the Mediator middle module exerted through its Med10 subunit, implicating a key interaction between Mediator and TFIIB. We showed that this Mediator-TFIIB link has a global role on PIC assembly genome-wide. Moreover, the amplitude of Mediator's effect on PIC formation is gene-dependent and is related to the promoter architecture in terms of TATA elements, nucleosome occupancy, and dynamics. This study thus provides mechanistic insights into the coordinated function of Mediator and TFIIB in PIC assembly in different chromatin contexts.

Genes Dev. 30:2119-2132(2016) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]

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