Cell-free synthesis and processing of the precursors to the subunits of luteinizing hormone.

Polyadenylated RNA prepared from pituitary glands of ovariectomized rats was translated in heterologous cell-free systems derived from wheat germ and rabbit reticulocytes in the absence and in the presence of pancreatic microsomal membranes. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the major 14,000-dalton product… CONTINUE READING