Targeting signals for a bacterial Sec-independent export system direct plant thylakoid import by the Delta pH pathway
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Targeting signals for a bacterial Sec-independent export system direct plant thylakoid import by the Delta pH pathway. FEBS LETTERS, 431 (3). pp. 339-342. ISSN 0014-5793Full text not available from this repository.
Preproteins targeted to the Sec-independent protein transport systems of plant thylakoids and of bacteria both have unusual transfer peptides bearing a consensus twin-arginine motif. Possible mechanistic similarity between the two Sec-independent transport pathways was investigated by assessing the ability of bacterial twin-arginine transfer peptides to direct thylakoid import. High efficiency import mas observed. This process was demonstrated to occur specifically via the Sec-independent Delta pH pathway and to depend on an intact twin-arginine motif on the transfer peptide. These results provide strong evidence for the operation of mechanistically related Sec-independent protein transport pathways in chloroplasts and bacteria. (C) 1998 Federation of European Biochemical Societies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
|Journal or Publication Title:||FEBS LETTERS|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||24 July 1998|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 339-342|
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