The effect of beta ecdysone on the rate of peptide chain elongation in imaginal discs of drosophila melanogaster

Kuniyuki, A.H.; Fristrom, J.W.

Insect Biochemistry 7(2): 169-174

1977


Accession: 006638286

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Abstract
Previous investigation (Fristrom et al., 1974) had shown that .beta.-ecdysone increased protein synthesis in imaginal disks of D. melanogaster either by increasing the rate of translational initiations or the rate of peptide elongation. The rate of peptide elongation (2.1 amino acids/s) was the same in the presence and absence of .beta.-ecdysone. .beta.-Ecdysone probably caused an increase in the rate of protein synthesis by increasing the rate of translational initiations.