Simian virus 40 transcriptional complexes incorporate mercurated nucleotides into RNA in vitro.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Simian virus 40 Sarkosyl transcriptional complexes incorporated mercurated nucleotide precursors into preinitiated RNA chains. Synthesis with mercurated precursors was three- to fivefold slower than with nonmercurated nucleotides (12 to 20 pmol per 10(6) cells per h at 25 degrees C), and 50 to 70% of the RNA product bound specifically to sulfhydryl-agarose. The amount of mercurated CMP incorporated into RNA was measured by specific binding of [35S]cysteine to the mercury residues. More than 90% of the mercurated RNA hybridized to simian virus 40 DNA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chikaraishi, DM; Danna, KJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 511 - 517

PubMed ID

  • 6260999

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC171031

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-538X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JVI.37.1.511-517.1981


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States