Preferential Degradation of “Messenger RNA” in Reticulocytes by Ribonuclease Treatment and Sonication of Polysomes

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IN searching for an identifiable messenger RNA from animal cells, interest has centred on a component of reticulocyte polysomal RNA with a sedimentation value of 8–10S (refs. 1–3) (called 9S RNA here), which has properties expected of a globin messenger. Here we present evidence supporting the idea that this RNA is a messenger.

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WILLIAMSON, R., LANYON, G. & PAUL, J. Preferential Degradation of “Messenger RNA” in Reticulocytes by Ribonuclease Treatment and Sonication of Polysomes. Nature 223, 628–630 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223628a0

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