Heterogeneous nuclear RNA promotes synthesis of (2',5')oligoadenylate and is cleaved by the (2',5')oligoadenylate-activated endoribonuclease.

Heterogeneous nuclear RNA contains double-stranded regions that are not found in mRNA and that may serve as recognition elements for processing enzymes. The double-stranded regions of heterogeneous nuclear RNA prepared from HeLa cells promoted the synthesis of (2',5')oligoadenylate [(2',5')oligo(A) or (2'5')An] when incubated with (2',5')An polymerase. This… CONTINUE READING