Guido R. Hartmann

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When the potent immunosuppressive sesquiterpene ovalicin is added to lymphocyte cultures one first observes a preferential inhibition of uridine incorporation into rRNA. The uptake of the nucleoside, its conversion into the triphosphate or the polymerizing activity itself are not affected. A longer period of incubation with the drug results in a marked(More)
Highly purified RNA polymerase B (II) from wheat germ catalyses the formation of dinucleoside tetraphosphates from ribonucleoside triphosphates in the absence of an oligonucleotide primer or additional protein factors. The reaction requires bivalent cations such as Mn2+ or Mg2+ and proceeds linearly for several hours. It is strongly inhibited by 1(More)