Data from tc-, nt- and p-RNA as well as 1 and 2h of actinomycin-D treatment (5g/ml) of NIH-3T3 cells used to determine half-lives. RNA was labeled for 15, 30 or 60 minutes with 4-thiouridine. After preparation of tc-RNA, thiol-labeled RNA was biotinylated using biot-HPDP and subsequently tc-RNA was separated into nt- and p-RNA using streptavidin coated magnetic beads. All three fractions were used for microarray analysis. For actinomycin-D experiments only tc-RNA was used prepared from cell before and 1 an 2h after addition of act-D.