Effect of calcium on protein synthesis in reticulocyte lysates

S. Pantoja, A. M. Zarraga, J. Villanueva, M. Krauskopf

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The effect of calcium on protein synthesis was studied using an endogenous mRNA-dependent translational system. Calcium enhanced the amino acid incorporation rate on reticulocyte lysates when the endogenous concentration of magnesium in the system was lowered by the addition of EDTA. The results obtained are consistent with our previous findings on the stimulation of protein synthesis by calcium, under suboptimal concentrations of magnesium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-652
Number of pages2
JournalIRCS Medical Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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