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Site of action of iron in the induction of δ-aminolevulinate dehydratase in Neurospora crassa

Chandrika, SR and Padmanaban, G (1977) Site of action of iron in the induction of δ-aminolevulinate dehydratase in Neurospora crassa. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 77 (1). pp. 35-41.

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Abstract

δ-Aminolevulinate (ALA) dehydratase, the second and rate limiting enzyme of the heme biosynthetic pathway in the mold Neurospora crassa is induced maximally in 30 min by the addition of iron to iron-deficient cultures. The induction of the enzyme is blocked by cycloheximide, protoporphyrin, 8-azaguanine and cordycepin. Iron also brings about an increase in poly(A)-containing RNA synthesis under conditions of induction. The iron dependent increase in poly(A)-containing RNA synthesis is blocked by protoporphyrin. It is suggested that at the time intervals examined, bulk of the messenger RNA synthesized in response to iron addition represents the messenger for ALA dehydratase.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Paramesha S
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 10:45
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24433

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