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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2005

Evidence for a protein transported through the secretory pathway en route to the higher plant chloroplast

Villarejo A, Buren S, Larsson S, Dejardin A, Monne M, Rudhe C, Karlsson J, Jansson S, Lerouge P, Rolland N, von Heijne G, Grebe M, Bako L, Samuelsson G


In contrast to animal and fungal cells, green plant cells contain one or multiple chloroplasts, the organelle(s) in which photosynthetic reactions take place. Chloroplasts are believed to have originated from an endosymbiotic event and contain DNA that codes for some of their proteins. Most chloroplast proteins are encoded by the nuclear genome and imported with the help of sorting signals that are intrinsic parts of the polypeptides. Here, we show that a chloroplast-located protein in higher plants takes an alternative route through the secretory pathway, and becomes N-glycosylated before entering the chloroplast

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Nature Cell Biology
2005, volume: 7, number: 12, pages: 1224-1231

Authors' information

Grebe, Markus
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Buren, Stefan
Dejardin, Annabelle
Larsson, Susanne
Lerouge, Patrice
Monne, Magnus
Rolland, Norbert
Rudhe, Charlotta
von Heijne, Gunnar
Villarejo, Arsenio
Samuelsson, Göran
Karlsson, Jan
Bako, Laszlo
Jansson, Stefan

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Forest Science

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