Journal article

Effect of food deprivation and hypophysectomy on in vitro protein synthesis by membrain-bound and free hepatic ribosomes.

FP Alford, M Milea, GM Reaven

Hormone and Metabolic Research | Published : 1976


The protein synthetic activities of membrane-bound and free hepatic ribosomes isolated from intact rats fed ad libitum, and normal rats subjected to food restriction to match that of hypophysectomised (Hx) rats were compared to the in vitro protein synthetic capacity of hepatic ribosomes isolated from Hx rats. Hypophysectomy resulted in decreased protein synthetic ability of bound ribosomes, whether protein synthesis was directed by endogenous messenger RNA (mRNA) (p less than 0.05) or by polyuridylic acid (polyU) (p less than 0.01). In contrast, the protein synthetic activity of free hepatic ribosomes from Hx rats was reduced when protein synthesis was directed by endogenous mRNA (p less th..

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