The addition of cycloheximide (0.02 μg/ml) to exponentially growing cultures of Neurospora crassa causes a reduction in growth rate and a decrease in the rate of protein accumulation, due to a partial inhibition of protein synthesis, while RNA accumulation is unaffected for about 1 h. Thus, an increased RNA: protein ratio is established in the presence of the inhibitor. RNA that accumulates during treatment with cycloheximide has the same characteristics as that of the control cultures and this, together with the enhancement of the relative rate of synthesis of ribosomal proteins induced by cycloheximide, seems to indicate that more mature ribosomes are present in cycloheximide-treated cultures. The endocellular level of several amino acids begins to increase significantly only 60 min after cycloheximide addition. A possible explanation of the stimulation of ribosome production induced by cycloheximide is given in terms of the existence of a feed-back mechanism controlling ribosome synthesis.
Reduction of ribosome activity and synthesis of stable RNA in Neurospora crassa / E. Martegani, L.Popolo, L. Alberghina, E. Sturani. - In: BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA. - ISSN 0006-3002. - 610:2(1980), pp. 318-330.
|Titolo:||Reduction of ribosome activity and synthesis of stable RNA in Neurospora crassa|
POPOLO, LAURA MARIA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||(N. crassa); Cycloheximide; Protein synthesis; Ribosome synthesis; RNA synthesis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1980|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0005-2787(80)90013-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|