Cap accessibility correlates with the initiation efficiency of alfalfa mosaic virus RNAs.

@article{GodefroyColburn1985CapAC,
  title={Cap accessibility correlates with the initiation efficiency of alfalfa mosaic virus RNAs.},
  author={Thirise Godefroy-Colburn and Michel Ravelonandro and L. Pinck},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1985},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={549-52}
}
The rate of cap removal from the alfalfa mosaic virus (A1MV) RNAs with tobacco acid pyrophosphatase (TAP) depends on the RNA species. At 37 degrees C and in the absence of divalent cation, RNA 3 reacts more slowly than the other three, which are decapped at similar rates. In the presence of magnesium, at 25 degrees C, TAP also discriminates against RNA 1. Thus the order of reactivity with TAP largely mimics the hierarchy of initiation efficiencies of the A1MV RNAs (Godefroy-Colburn et al… CONTINUE READING