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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1981 Dec 28;656(2):134-9.

Differential stimulation by polyamines of phage RNA-directed synthesis of proteins.

Abstract

The effect of polyamines on Q beta and MS2 phage RNA-directed synthesis of three kinds of protein in an Escherichia coli cell-free system has been studied. With both phage RNAs, the degree of stimulation of protein synthesis by spermidine was in the order RNA replicase greater than A protein, while the synthesis of coat protein was not stimulated significantly by spermidine. The synthesis of RNA replicase was stimulated by 1 mM spermidine approx. 8-fold. From the results of Q beta RNA direct alanyl-tRNA and seryl-tRNA binding to ribosomes and initiation dipeptide synthesis, it is suggested that the preferential stimulation of the synthesis of RNA replicase by spermidine is due at least partially to the stimulation of the initiation of RNA replicase synthesis.

PMID:
7032595
DOI:
10.1016/0005-2787(81)90078-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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