Reed H Taylor

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The poly A-containing mRNA of cultured hamster (BHK-21) cells has been examined with regard to methylation status. Steady state-labeled mRNA was obtained by incubating cells for 20-22h in the presence of [methyl-3H]-methionine and 32Pi. The degree of methylation of this RNA was 1.8 methyl groups per 1000 nucleotides, or 4-5 methyl groups on the average per(More)
Macrophages are the primary lung phagocyte and are instrumental in maintenance of a sterile, noninflamed microenvironment. IFNs are produced in response to bacterial and viral infection, and activate the macrophage to efficiently counteract and remove pathogenic invaders. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) inhibits IFN-mediated signaling mechanisms in(More)
The ribosomal RNA ("13S" RNA) of the small ribosomal subunit of hamster cell mitochondria has been found to have a distinctive pattern of methylated residues. Each molecule contained, on the average, approximately one residue of m4Cp, m5Cp and m5Up, and two residues of m62Ap. The natural occurrence of m4Cp has not previously been reported; we propose that(More)
Earlier inferences (based on incorporation of radio-activity from methyl-labeled methionine) that mammalian mitochondrial tRNA lacks ribothymidine ('T') have been confirmed using [14C]uridine as precursor. Moreover, oligonucleotide fingerprint analysis of 32P-labeled samples have shown that hamster mitochondrial tRNA lacks the 'universal' pentanucleotide of(More)
We have compared mitochondrial transfer RNA from cultured human (HeLa) and hamster(BHK) cells, giving emphasis to distinctive properties previously noted for the BHK system. Both HeLa and BHK mitochondrial tRNA sedimented slower, and had lower mobilities in "warm" acrylamide gels, than their cytoplasmic counterparts, suggesting that both mitochondrial tRNA(More)
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