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Mol Cell Biol 1983 Jun 01;36:974-81. doi: 10.1128/mcb.3.6.974-981.1983.
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Individual regulation of the accumulation of H1 mRNA and core histone mRNAs in sea urchin embryos.

Baker EJ , Infante AA .


Abstract
The relative cytoplasmic accumulation of the individual histone mRNAs in sea urchins was determined by gel analysis of 3H-labeled cytoplasmic RNA isolated from embryos of the early cleavage through the mesenchyme blastula stages. A number of separate determinations showed that H1 mRNA accumulates at a molar ratio of 0.5 or less compared with each of the H2 or H3 core histone mRNAs through approximately the first 12 h of embryonic development. After this time, the accumulation of H1 mRNA increases relative to the core histone mRNAs, and approximately equimolar amounts of the histone mRNAs are produced by about the 14-h stage. The equimolar synthesis of H1 mRNA appears to be transient, returning to 0.5-molar levels several hours later. The increase in H1 mRNA accumulation, relative to the core histone RNAs, is coincident with the transition from expression of the early (alpha) sea urchin histone gene set to the late histone genes. Since all five of the early histone genes occur in a 1:1 ratio within repeating units, the data suggest that the genes within a single repeat, or their immediate products, are individually regulated. Gel analysis of the proteins synthesized in vivo by embryos demonstrates that the pattern of synthesis of the histone proteins reflects the changing ratios of the histone mRNAs.

PubMed ID: 6877242
PMC ID: PMC368626
Article link: Mol Cell Biol
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Genes referenced: LOC100887844 LOC583082

References [+] :
Arceci, Histone variants and chromatin structure during sea urchin development. 1981, Pubmed, Echinobase