Elizabeth B.P. Fontes

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The maize b-70 protein is an endoplasmic reticulum protein overproduced in the floury-2 (fl2) endosperm mutant. The increase in b-70 levels in fl2 plants occurs during seed maturation and is endosperm specific. We have used amino acid sequence homology to identify b-70 as a homolog of mammalian immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP). Purified b-70 fractions(More)
Plants carrying floury-2, Defective endosperm-B30, or Mucronate mutations overproduce b-70, a maize homolog of the mammalian immunoglobulin binding protein. During endosperm development in these mutants, levels of both b-70 protein and RNA increase dramatically between 14 days and 20 days after pollination. At later stages, b-70 RNA levels decline while(More)
The maize b-70 protein is an endoplasmic reticulum protein overproduced in the floury-2 (f12) endosperm mutant. The increase in b-70 levels in f12 plants occurs during seed maturation and is endosperm specific. We have used amino acid sequence homology to identify b-70 as a homolog of mammalian immunoglobulin binding protein (BiP). Purified b-70 fractions(More)
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