In liver cells recovering from reversible ischemia the increase in RNA synthesis by isolated nuclei is preceded by activation of ornithine decarboxylase, leading in turn to an increase in putrescine concentration. Treatment of the animals with 1,3-diaminopropane and putrescine prevents ornithine decarboxylase activation but does not hinder the enhancement of RNA synthesis in post-ischemic liver nuclei; therefore, ornithine decarboxylase activation does not seem to be a necessary prerequisite for the increase in RNA synthesis. Hypophysectomy does not prevent the post-ischemic increases of ornithine decarboxylase and RNA synthesis; but pre-treatment of the animals with cycloheximide--which has a dual effect on the activity of ornithine decarboxylase--abolishes the post-ischemic enhancement of RNA synthesis. In contrast with regenerating liver, changes in ornithine decarboxylase activity and putrescine concentrations in reversible ischemia are not associated to changes in S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase activity and in spermine and spermidine concentrations that seem to be characteristic of tissues where increases in RNA synthesis are followed by DNA synthesis and cell multiplication.
Relationships between polyamine metabolism and RNA synthesis in post-ischemic liver cell repair / M. E. Ferioli, L. Schiaffonati, G. Scalabrino, G. Cairo, A. Bernelli-Zazzera. - In: JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY. - ISSN 0021-9541. - 103:1(1980 Apr), pp. 121-8-128.
|Titolo:||Relationships between polyamine metabolism and RNA synthesis in post-ischemic liver cell repair|
CAIRO, GAETANO (Penultimo)
BERNELLI ZAZZERA, ALDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Rats; Polyamines; Animals; Spermine; Ornithine Decarboxylase; Putrescine; Spermidine; RNA; Hypophysectomy; Liver; Ischemia; Adenosylmethionine Decarboxylase|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-1980|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.1041030117|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|