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Functional Characterization of the Initiation Factors of Wheat Germ

  • Samarendra N. Seal
  • Marcella Giesen
  • Ruth Roman
  • Abraham Marcus
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 12)

Abstract

Protein biosynthesis is one of the first biological processes “activated” by exposure of wheat embryos to water (1). A major facet of the “activation” process is the attachment of ribosomes to preformed mRNA (2), and the reaction can, in part, be reproduced in vitro (3). In further studies it was found that the ribosome attachment reaction could be carried out with a number of eucaryotic mRNAs, in particular with plant viral RNAs (4, 5, 6). Utilizing particularly TMV-RNA, we have studied aspects of the initiation reaction in vitro and the subsequent sections summarize the current status of these studies.

Keywords

Initiation Factor Wheat Germ Wheat System Amino Acid Incorporation Initiator tRNA 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samarendra N. Seal
    • 1
  • Marcella Giesen
    • 1
  • Ruth Roman
    • 1
  • Abraham Marcus
    • 1
  1. 1.The Fox Chase Cancer CenterThe Institute for Cancer ResearchPhiladelphiaUSA

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