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To understand the functional significance of RNA processing for the expression of plastome-encoded photosynthesis genes, we investigated the nuclear mutation hcf107 of Arabidopsis. The mutation is represented by two alleles, both of which lead to a defective photosystem II (PSII). In vivo protein labeling, in vitro phosphorylation, and immunoblot(More)
Vipp1 (vesicle inducing protein in plastids 1) is found in cyanobacteria and chloroplasts where it is essential for thylakoid formation. Arabidopsis thaliana mutant plants with a reduction of Vipp1 to about 20% of wild type content become albinotic at an early stage. We propose that this drastic phenotype results from an inability of the remaining Vipp1(More)
Expression of the genes of plastidial psbB operon (psbB-psbT-psbH-petB-petD) involves multiple processing events and formation of several mono-, di- and multi-cistronic transcripts which are further regulated by differential stability and expression. Here we describe the identification of the HCF107 gene that is involved in the 5'-end processing/stability(More)
A nodulin-35 (N-35) cDNA encoding nodule-specific uricase (EC 1.7.3.3.) was isolated from a Vigna aconitifolia (mothbean) root nodule cDNA library. Sequence analysis of Vigna uricase (VN-35) cDNA revealed 90% homology to that of soybean. The VN-35 cDNA was inserted in the antisense orientation downstream of the caMV-35S promoter, and transgenic hairy roots(More)
To date, mesenchymal cells have only been associated with bone resorption indirectly, and it has been hypothesized that the degradation of bone is associated exclusively with specific functions of osteoclasts. Here we show, in aseptic prosthesis loosening, that aggressive fibroblasts at the bone surface actively contribute to bone resorption and that this(More)
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