The effect of hypothyroidism on the vitro incorporation of [3H]uridine into different RNA species in tissue slices of rat cerebral hemispheres at 5, 10, 15, and 21 days of age has been investigated. Gel electrophoresis analysis of total, nuclear and microsomal RNA was also accomplished. The results obtained indicate that RNA labeling is differently influenced by hypothyroidism at the various ages examined. RNA labeling is not significantly affected at 5 days of age while at later ages and especially at 21 days it is higher in hypothyroid rats compared to the controls. Moreover distinct differences at the various ages in the transport of newly synthesized RNA from the nucleus to the cytoplasm in the two groups of animals were found. These results are in agreement with the hypothesis that thyroid hormone deficiency causes a delay of the processes of cell proliferation and differentiation in developing rat brain.
|Titolo:||Effect of hypothyroidism on the labeling of the various RNA species in developing rat brain.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1985|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|