V S Raju
Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 7 Issue 2 March 1985 pp 153-159
Estradiol-induced incorporation of radioactive uridine and leucine into the uterus of rat was inhibited by simultaneous treatment with an analogue of gonadotropin releasing hormone. The inhibitory action of gonadotropin releasing hormone was not mediated through modulation of estradiol receptor content. However, estradiol-induced increase in the level of poly(A) polymerase was inhibited by gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue, indicating that the inhibitory effect might involve post-transcriptional phenomenon.
Volume 7 Issue 2 March 1985 pp 223-227
Polyadenylation of mRNA is a post-transcriptional phenomenon and is catalysed by both nuclear and cytoplasmic poly(A) polymerases. In rat testis the specific activity of cytoplasmic poly(A) polymerase increased with age reaching a peak value in 80 days. After this time the activity was maintained at a slightly lower level for the next 280 days. Follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, human chorionic gonadotropin, pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and a gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue significantly increased the enzyme activity in immature rat testis. These results show that testicular poly(A) polymerase was probably under the influence of gonadotropic hormones.
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