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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.
Rounds, Caleb McOsker, "Assembly of structurally and functionally distinct protein import translocons in chloroplasts" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3293930.