Synthesis of Nonribosomal RNA by Lymphocytes: A Response to Phytohemagglutinin Treatment

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Science  22 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3721, pp. 516-518
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3721.516


When lymphocytes are stimulated to enlarge and divide by treatment with phytohemagglutinin, most of the rapidly synthesized RNA is nonribosomal. The phenomenon is a response by lymphocytes to stimulation by phytohemagglutinin, rather than a general concomitant of lymphocyte growth.