A Cell System in Which Rate and Amount of Protein Synthesis Are Separately Controlled

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Science  18 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3638, pp. 1323-1324
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3638.1323


The mean cross-sectional area of Haversian systems in adult human ribs tends to be constant in the face of sevenfold changes in the rates at which these systems are made. This implies that different mechanisms control the total amount of cellular work in making Haversian systems and the rate at which this work is performed.