Inhibition of protein synthesis stimulates the transcription of human beta-interferon genes in Chinese hamster ovary cells.


Using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells transfected with a plasmid carrying the human beta-interferon gene, we find that inhibitors of protein synthesis, in the absence of any other inducer, stimulate the production of interferon RNA; this effect is maintained in cells in which the plasmid sequences have been amplified 25- to 50-fold. Nuclear transcription… (More)


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