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2013

Cell Biology

Wilfrid Laurier University

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Toc Complex Formation: An Investigation Of The Interactions Governing Toc Complex Composition And Assembly, Steven R. Siman Jan 2013

Toc Complex Formation: An Investigation Of The Interactions Governing Toc Complex Composition And Assembly, Steven R. Siman

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Chloroplast-destined preproteins are translated in the cytosol, and posttranslationally targeted to and translocated across the double envelope membrane of the chloroplast by the coordinated activities of two translocon complexes: the Translocons at the Outer and Inner envelope membrane of the Chloroplast (TOC and TIC, respectively). In the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana the core TOC components include two families of GTPase receptors: TOC159 (atToc159, -132, and -120) and TOC34 (atToc33 and -34). These receptor families are hypothesized to assemble into distinct complexes and recognize transit peptides present on the N-terminus of chloroplast-destined preproteins. The GTPase domains of the TOC159 and TOC34 ...