DNA damage

The 7SK/P-TEFb snRNP controls ultraviolet radiation-induced transcriptional reprogramming

- The 7SK snRNA is dispensable for cell proliferation under standard growth conditions - After UV exposure, 7SK/P-TEFb is needed for proper stress response and cell survival - P-TEFb extracted from 7SK/P-TEFb triggers UV-induced general RNAPII pause release - P-TEFb from 7SK/P-TEFb supports activation of important UV-responsive genes