Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Initiation of RNA Polymerase III Productive Transcription (R-HSA-113446) [Homo sapiens]


The transition from abortive to productive transcription may occur at bp +5. The primary transcripts of pol III-transcribed genes are short, ~90 to 120 nt for tRNA and 5s RNA genes (which constitute the great majority of products) and even the longest transcripts (e.g. the RNA of the signal recognition particles) are only ~500 nt. This event is inferred from an event in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Additional Information
Compartment nucleoplasm
GO Biological Process transcription from RNA polymerase III promoter (0006383)