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Biochemistry

Alterations in the maturation and structure of ribosomal precursor RNA in Novikoff hepatoma cells induced by 5-fluorocytidine.


PMID 6565495

Abstract

The effects of 5-fluorocytidine on ribosomal RNA maturation and structure in Novikoff hepatoma cells were investigated. Like other nucleic acid base analogues that are incorporated into RNA, this compound inhibits maturation of the 45S ribosomal RNA precursor. The 45S RNA precursor produced in the presence of 5-fluorocytidine has an abnormal electrophoretic mobility compared with that of the control precursor under nondenaturing conditions, but the two have identical mobilities under denaturing conditions. Under the conditions of these experiments, 5-fluorocytidine inhibited cellular protein synthesis only slightly, whereas equimolar concentrations of 5-azacytidine resulted in nearly 75% inhibition of this process. Despite this difference in the effects of the two analogues as well as the greater chemical lability of the 5-azacytidine, their effects on ribosomal RNA maturation are identical.

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