Functions of the Lytic Compartment
Although it has been recognized that various cellular constituents are metabolically labile, detailed studies on turnover have mainly concerned protein and, to a lesser extent, RNA. This is, of course, due to the importance of protein turnover in biochemical cell differentiation. When a species of protein is synthesized at the expense of amino acids produced by the hydrolysis of other protein species, cells may consequently change their biochemical nature. There are, however, comparatively few examples which demonstrate this particular aspect of protein turnover.
KeywordsPollen Tube Phytic Acid Acridine Orange RNase Activity Glucanase Activity
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