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Assembly of structurally and functionally distinct protein import translocons in chloroplasts
The import of proteins into chloroplasts is a tightly regulated process that ultimately affects the development both of the plant and the plastid. The Toc159 family of chloroplast outer membrane GTPases has been shown to be a preprotein receptor. The small family of four receptors define distinct entry translocons. In this report, I provide evidence that the large N-terminal A-domain of atToc159 family proteins, working in conjunction with the GTPase domains determines the formation of these translocons. ^
Caleb McOsker Rounds,
"Assembly of structurally and functionally distinct protein import translocons in chloroplasts"
(January 1, 2007).
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