Studies on the structure and possible function of the RNA 'cap' in developing sea urchins Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1977

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0045-6039(77)90070-7

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 323

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 5

number

  • 5-6