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The Arthur Kornberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Arthur Kornberg to William F. Dove pdf (47,010 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Arthur Kornberg to William F. Dove
Number of Image Pages:
1 (47,010 Bytes)
Date:
1971-10-15 (October 15, 1971)
Creator:
Kornberg, Arthur
Recipient:
Dove, William F.
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Arthur Kornberg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Arthur Kornberg.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
RNA
DNA
Exhibit Category:
Astonishing Machines of Replication: Stanford, 1970-Present
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from William F. Dove to Arthur Kornberg (September 30, 1971) pdf (73,517 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/WHBBDG.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from William F. Dove to Arthur Kornberg (October 18, 1971) pdf (45,856 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/WHBBDJ.pdf
Box Number:
28
Unique Identifier:
WHBBDH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
October 15, 1971
Dear Bill:
I was happy, as always, to hear from you and about your work. I agree with the points you made and I know the spirit in which you made them.
I would like to emphasize what we stated in our paper--that our recognition of RNA polymerase involvement came from enzymology. When I first mentioned this idea to Dale, he was excited by it and immediately told me of your work. When we wrote it as a short paper, it seemed inappropriate to generalize and expand when we had not yet established the true function of RNA polymerase in M13 replication. In fact, we still don't know for certain that there is a priming fragment in the initiation event, and if so, how long it persists. I think we are getting closer to knowing because we've purified the extracts significantly.
I want to thank you for sending me your reprints. I was stimulated to read and understand your work better. From what you have done and the indications from Lark and others, it does seem rather likely that several DNA initiations may share an RNA involvement.
Warm regards,
Sincerely,
Arthur Kornberg
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-11-24
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