Studies on the structure and possible function of the RNA 'cap' in developing sea urchins
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Paracentrotus lividus embryos at the hatching blastula stage very quickly incorporate radioactivity from labeled nucleosides (except uridine) or 32P- or methyl-labeled methionine into a portion of the RNA that has been identified as a "cap". The most probable sequence of this cap is m7G (5') ppp (5')mAmpCp. A very active "capping" and methylation of the "cap" of preexisting RNA molecules was shown to occur at the blastula stage.