A multi-step peptidolytic cascade for amino acid recovery in chloroplasts
Number of Authors: 10
2017 (English)In: Nature Chemical Biology, ISSN 1552-4450, E-ISSN 1552-4469, Vol. 13, no 1, 15-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Plastids (including chloroplasts) are subcellular sites for a plethora of proteolytic reactions, required in functions ranging from protein biogenesis to quality control. Here we show that peptides generated from pre-protein maturation within chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana are degraded to amino acids by a multi-step peptidolytic cascade consisting of oligopeptidases and aminopeptidases, effectively allowing the recovery of single amino acids within these organelles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 13, no 1, 15-17 p.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141312DOI: 10.1038/NCHEMBIO.2227ISI: 000393267200007PubMedID: 27820795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-141312DiVA: diva2:1086659