Elliot Volkin

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Quantitatively accurate studies of macromolecule and lipid synthesis in lung and other tissues by using radioactive substrates require detailed knowledge of the specific radioactivity of the appropriate pool of precursor molecules serving the synthetic pathway. A brief summary is provided of how considerations of precursor availability, metabolism, and(More)
Normal quiescent lymphocytes regulate their ribosome content by selectively degrading newly synthesized 18S ribosomal RNA. Unlike actively dividing HeLa cells, lymphocytes retain 18 S ribosomal RNA in the nucleus after synthesis instead of immediately transporting it to the cytoplasm. Subcellular fractionation of the highly differentiated human neoplastic(More)
Neoplastic cell lines exhibit RNA synthesis and process patterns which are related to phenotypic attributes more complex than merely the rate of proliferation. Mouse neuroblastoma cells of the same genotype but different differentiated states have different ribosomal RNA precursor processing patterns, while plasmacytoma cells of different genotypes but the(More)
When human myeloma cells are pulsed for one hour with 3H-uridine and chased for six hours in fresh medium containing unlabeled uridine, the processing of 45 S rRNA precursor into the stable 28 S and 18 S rRNA components can be followed. However, when the cells are chased in exogenous adenosine instead of uridine, the accumulation of 18 S rRNA is selectively(More)