Histidine transfer RNA levels in Friend leukemia cells: stimulation by histidine deprivation

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Science  11 Aug 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4355, pp. 527-529
DOI: 10.1126/science.248241


Friend leukemia cells incubated with sublethal concentrations of histidinol for 5 to 6 days show up to twofold increases in their relative concentrations of histidine transfer RNA and no change in the relative concentrations of leucine transfer RNA. A similar effect is seen when cells are grown to stationary phase in the presence of 0.2 times the amount of histidine in Eagle's minimum essential medium. These observations support the theory that the concentrations of specific transfer RNA's are regulated by a mechanism that is sensitive to the extent of their aminoacylation.