Poly(U)-directed polyphenylalanine synthesis by rat liver ribosomes is strongly inhibited by ricin. Experiments involving hybridization between subunits derived from normal and ricin-treated ribosomes demonstrate that the 60S subunit is the site of action of the toxin. The toxin inactivates the 60S subunit independently of the presence of the 40S subunit.

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