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How is the rate of transcription influenced by temperature? More precisely, I am looking for an article who quantitatively measured the rate of transcription of an "average gene" and show how this rate is influenced by temperature.

On this question @Chris found this article where such measurement were performed but they were using some arbitrary unit (as it as been pointed out by @shigeta here) that cannot be related to any comprehensive unit such as "mole of amino acid per hours" or something like that.

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If your looking at transcription then your talking about RNA POLYMERASE.

And there are many variants. Here's a good Nature paper that discusses temperature and RNA Pol

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v1/n6/full/ncomms1076.html

And another:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12729734/

I couldn't get full access to this JBC paper but I think the answer would be clearly in here, prob worth a look

M. Chamberlin and J. Ring. Characterization of T7-specific ribonucleic acid polymerase. 1. General properties of the enzymatic reaction and the template specificity of the enzyme. J Biol Chem. 248: 2235-44 (1973)

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    $\begingroup$ Very nice. Thanks a lot. I found the answers I needed in the Chamberlin and Ring article. There's a similar question here if you feel you can answer it $\ddot \smile$ $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 11 '14 at 20:37

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