Rabbit globin mRNA: analysis of T1 RNAse digestion fragments
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Rabbit globin complementary DNA made with RNA-dependent DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase) was used as a template for in vitro synthesis of 32P-labeled RNA and deoxysubstituted RNA. The sequences of the nucleotides in most of the fragments resulting from combined ribonuclease T1 and alkaline phosphatase digestion have been determined. In addition, the 3' nearest neighbor was determined for several fragments resulting from digestion with T1 ribonuclease. The utility of the deoxysubstitution
... deoxysubstitution technique was demonstrated by the ease with which the sequences of pyrimidine-rich fragments could be determined. Many sequences thus determined were long enough to fit uniquely with the alpha- or beta-globin amino acid sequences. The positions of these fits were found to be clustered, leading us to believe that only certain regions of the complementary DNA are transcribed by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase. Other unique characteristics of RNA synthesis from a complementary DNA template include a high yield of free poly(A) and the fact that one must use low rather than high salt buffers to obtain transcripts of high molecular weight.