All the eight 5'-di(tri)-3'-diphosphates of four common ribonucleosides were prepared by the enzymic pyrophosphoryl transfer catalysed by Streptomyces adephospholyticus ATP:nucleotide pyrophosphokinase (E.C.188.8.131.52) form dATP to the respective 5'-phosphates, and their effects on the translation of mRNAs by a wheat germ system in vitro were studied. (p) ppPupp decreased the total 14C-leucine incorporation directed by a rat liver mRNA whereas (p) ppPypp did not. With a silkworm pupa ovary mRNA, distinctly reverase results were obtained. Gel electrophoretic profiles of the translation products disclosed the mRNA species-specific stimulatory or inhibitory effects for each of the polyphosphates tested.
|Journal||Nucleic acids symposium series|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1979|
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