75 – Particular small size RNA and RNA fragments from different origins as tumor inducing agents in Datura stramonium

Authors : M. BELJANSKI, Y. AARON-DA-CUNHA
Molecular Biology Reports, 1976, 2, pp. 497-506.

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ABSTRACT: Particular RNA fragments obtained by action of pancreatic ribonuclease on purified RNAs originating from species totally unrelated to Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Escherichia coli, rabbit, monkey) are capable if inducing the formation of transplantable tumorous tissue when introduced at wounded sites in inverted stems of Datura stramonium maintained under axenic conditions on a medium containing auxin and kinetin. Reovirus RNA and a small size RNA (5-6 S) isolated from RNA bound RNA directed DNA polymerase from Escherichia coli also induced the appearance of tumorous tissues which grow on solid synthetic medium in the absence of auxin and kinetin.

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