Protein translocation into and across the bacterial plasma membrane and the plant thylakoid membrane
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Protein translocation into and across the bacterial plasma membrane and the plant thylakoid membrane. TRENDS IN BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES, 24 (1). pp. 17-22. ISSN 0968-0004Full text not available from this repository.
Over the past decade, some familiar themes have emerged on how proteins are inserted into or translocated across the plant chloroplast thylakoid membrane and bacterial inner membranes. In the SecA and signal recognition particle (SRP) pathways, nucleotides and soluble factors are used to translocate proteins across the membrane bilayer in the unfolded state. However, the Delta pH-dependent pathway in thylakoids uses a radically different mechanism: transport of proteins across the membrane is driven by the transmembrane pH gradient, and neither stromal factors nor nucleotide triphosphates are needed. In addition, this pathway, which requires the membrane-bound protein Hcf106, appears to translocate proteins in a tightly folded form. Recently, a similar pathway has been shown to operate in eubacteria, and several of its components have been identified.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||TRENDS IN BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 17-22|
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