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Synthesis of the small subunit of ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase from genes cloned into plasmids containing the SP6 promoter

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Anderson, S and Smith, SM, Synthesis of the small subunit of ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase from genes cloned into plasmids containing the SP6 promoter, Biochemical Journal, 240, (3) pp. 709-715. ISSN 0264-6021 (1986) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1986 London: The Biochemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1042/bj2400709

Abstract

DNA sequences encoding ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase small subunit precursor from Pisum sativum L. have been transcribed from plasmids containing the SP6 promoter, and translated in a wheat germ cell-free system. The small subunit precursor polypeptide, its N-terminal leader sequence (transit peptide) and the mature small subunit have each been synthesized independently from three different plasmid constructs. The precursor polypeptide is imported into isolated pea chloroplasts and processed to the mature small subunit by a stromal proteinase. The mature polypeptide is neither imported, nor subject to proteolysis by stromal extracts. The transit peptide alone is very rapidly degraded by a stromal proteinase activity which can be inhibited by EDTA or 1,10-phenanthroline. The use of these gene constructs helps to establish the crucial role of the transit peptide in protein import into the chloroplast.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase, Pisum sativum L., SP6, cloning
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101609
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:72
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-26
Last Modified:2016-02-22
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