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Mode of action of antitumour antibiotics-III: Modulation of permeability of nuclear membrane in the presence of the antibiotics

Shashiprabha, BK and Podder, SK (1978) Mode of action of antitumour antibiotics-III: Modulation of permeability of nuclear membrane in the presence of the antibiotics. In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 83 (3). 933-940 .

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0006-291X(78)91485-7

Abstract

The binding characteristics of the antibiotics to nuclei and their effect on the permeability of nuclear membrane with respect to histones and ribonucleic acids have been investigated. The binding constant for chromomycin A3 was found to be 1.4 × 104M?1 and number of binding sites was equal to 3.48 ± 1.08 × 1012 molecules/nuclei. The antibiotic chromomycin A3 enhanced the uptake of lysine-rich histone, actinomycin D decreased the uptake and ethidium bromide had no effect. Chromomycin A3 also enhanced the release of acid insoluble fraction containing RNA from the nuclei, actinomycin D and ethidium bromide inhibited the release of acid insoluble fraction containing RNA. The relevance of this finding to the role of nuclear envelope in understanding the mechanism of action of the antibiotic has been discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 06:52
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2010 06:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33379

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