1. The incorporation into protein, and the accumulation into the free amino acid pools, of radioactive l-leucine and glycine was studied in rat extensor digitorum longus muscle. 2. The tissue was incubated first with 14C-labelled and then with 3H-labelled amino acid. 3. The experimental results were consistent with a model based on the premise that the amino acids in protein were incorporated directly from the extracellular pool.
Relationship between intracellular amino acids and protein synthesis in the extensor digitorum longus muscle of rats
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R. C. Hider, E. B. Fern, D. R. London; Relationship between intracellular amino acids and protein synthesis in the extensor digitorum longus muscle of rats. Biochem J 1 September 1969; 114 (2): 171–178. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1140171
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