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Systematic name YOR123C
Gene name LEO1
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr XV:554570..553176
Primary SGDID S000005649

Description of YOR123C: Component of the Paf1 complex; which associates with RNA polymerase II and is involved in histone methylation; plays a role in regulating Ty1 transposition; involved in transcription elongation as demonstrated by the G-less-based run-on (GLRO) assay[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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  1. Betz JL, et al. (2002) Phenotypic analysis of Paf1/RNA polymerase II complex mutations reveals connections to cell cycle regulation, protein synthesis, and lipid and nucleic acid metabolism. Mol Genet Genomics 268(2):272-85 SGD PMID 12395202
  2. Krogan NJ, et al. (2003) The Paf1 complex is required for histone H3 methylation by COMPASS and Dot1p: linking transcriptional elongation to histone methylation. Mol Cell 11(3):721-9 SGD PMID 12667454
  3. Mueller CL and Jaehning JA (2002) Ctr9, Rtf1, and Leo1 are components of the Paf1/RNA polymerase II complex. Mol Cell Biol 22(7):1971-80 SGD PMID 11884586
  4. Nyswaner KM, et al. (2008) Chromatin-associated genes protect the yeast genome from ty1 insertional mutagenesis. Genetics 178(1):197-214 SGD PMID 18202368
  5. Tous C, et al. (2011) A novel assay identifies transcript elongation roles for the Nup84 complex and RNA processing factors. EMBO J 30(10):1953-64 SGD PMID 21478823
  6. Wood A, et al. (2003) The Paf1 complex is essential for histone monoubiquitination by the Rad6-Bre1 complex, which signals for histone methylation by COMPASS and Dot1p. J Biol Chem 278(37):34739-42 SGD PMID 12876294

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