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Mol Gen Genet. 1977 Jul 20;154(2):145-53.

The regulation of RNA synthesis in yeast. I: Starvation experiments.


The synthesis of tRNA in yeast is shown to be under separate control to that of rRNA during amino acid and nitrogen starvation. Inhibitors of the elongation and termination steps of protein synthesis were found to stimulate the synthesis of tRNA in starved yeast cells. This effect appeared to be due to the "trickle-charging" of tRNA. Two inhibitors of early steps in the initiation of protein synthesis were found to be unable to stimulate RNA synthesis in starved cells. It is proposed that yeast tRNA synthesis is under autoregulatory control and that the level of tRNA charging and the mRNA-ribosome complex are important components of this control system.

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