Synthesis of δ-aminolevulinate synthase in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate system directed by total polysomes from the liver of allylisopropylacetamide-treated rats was studied with the combined use of [3H]leucine and a specific rabbit antibody. The protein synthesis observed in the cell-free system employed represented mainly the peptide chain elongation and its termination rather than the net synthesis involving initiation. Synthesis of δ-aminolevulinate synthase in this cell-free system was inhibited progressively with the increased addition of hemin; the synthesis was reduced to about 40% by about 30 μM hemin. Synthesis of total protein, however, was not significantly affected by the addition of hemin. The data obtained suggest that heme inhibits a peptide chain elongation step in the synthesis of δ-aminolevulinate synthase.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1983 Aug 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology