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Cancer Lett. 1978 Feb;4(2):99-107.

Double stranded RNA in heterogeneous nuclear RNA from normal and chronic lymphocytic leukemic lymphocytes.

Abstract

Tritium labelled heterogeneous nuclear RNA (HnRNA) from normal and chronic lymphocytic leukemic (CLL) lymphocytes was investigated before and after fractionation into non-poly(A) containing (-HnRNA) and poly(A) containing (+HnRNA) HnRNA with respect to double stranded RNA (dsRNA). Statistically significant higher amounts of rapidly labelled RNA were recovered from CLL lymphocytes when compared to normal cases. Within the CLL cases a significant linear correlation (r = 0.95) was found between white blood cell counts and the amount of dsRNA in total HnRNA. After fractionation into (-) and (+) HnRNAs the ratios of dsRNAs, expressed as the dsRNA in (-) HnRNA divided by the dsRNA in (+) HnRNA, was lower than the corresponding values in normal cases for all the CLL cases except one. The relationship between (+) HnRNA and the total dsRNA level was different when comparing CLL and normal lymphocytes indicating a RNA processing abnormality.

PMID:
647656
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