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PpGpp and cellular processes

  1. Dec 12, 2003 #1
    I am interested in knowing if ppGpp plays a role, direct or indirect, in inhibition of DNA replication and transcription in prokaryotic cells. I can't find anything direct, but it would be my guess that in times of amino acid starvation, the cell won't actively divide, or transcribe any RNA.
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2003 #2

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    Ok, first I had to look up what ppGpp is..

    ppGpp is a chemical which some bacteria produce under various conditions such as nutrient deficiency, and is made by an enzyme encoded by the rel A gene.

    Now find out its function..
     
  4. Dec 12, 2003 #3

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    Btw: ppGpp is Guanosine tetraphosphate :) I was wondering, who names a chemical ppGpp :)
     
  5. Dec 12, 2003 #4

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