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This study investigated whether rats force-fed for three days an elevated (1%) tryptophan diet compared to a control (0.2% tryptophan) diet had changes in hepatic protein metabolism. Earlier, we showed that a single administration of L-tryptophan to fasted rats caused a rapid increase in hepatic protein synthesis. In the present study rats force-fed a high(More)
Tryptophan has been demonstrated earlier to induce in the livers of rats and mice a rapid stimulation of polyribosomal aggregation and protein synthesis which has been attributed in part to stimulation of translocation of nuclear mRNA into the cytoplasm. This study was concerned with how tryptophan acts to affect the nuclei, particularly the nuclear(More)
The effect of the administration of tryptophan on the transport of nuclear poly (A)-containing mRNA to the cytoplasm in rat liver was investigated. Administration of tryptophan to fasted rats pretreated with cordycepin and actinomycin D led to decreased levels of nuclear poly (A)-mRNA and a concomitant increase in the levels of polyribosomal poly (A)-mRNA(More)
The activity of initiation factors obtained from free and membrane-bound polyribosomes of liver and of transplantable H5123 hepatoma of rats was investigated by using an assay of protein synthesis in vitro in which poly (U)-directed polyphenylalanine synthesis was measured. Initiation factors of membrane-bound polyribosomes prepared by using the anionic(More)
1. Phospholipid-rich membranous contaminants are present in free polysomes from rat liver isolated on discontinuous sucrose gradients. 2. Electron-microscopic studies indicate that the membranous contaminants are mainly agranular with very occasional granular membranes. This is confirmed by the study of their sedimentation behaviour and their initial rate(More)