Half-life of Escherichia coli polyadenylated lipoprotein mRNA.

In the light of recent evidence that the half-life of bacterial mRNA may be modulated by polyadenylation at the 3' end, we determined the half-life of polyadenylated lpp mRNA, which is an abundant and comparatively stable message encoding a major lipoprotein of the outer membrane. Messenger RNAs were pulse-labeled with [3H] adenosine and poly(A) RNA was… CONTINUE READING