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BACKGROUND DnaJ proteins participate in many metabolic pathways through dynamic interactions with various components of these processes. The role of three small chloroplast-targeted DnaJ proteins, AtJ8 (At1 g80920), AtJ11 (At4 g36040) and AtJ20 (At4 g13830), was investigated here using knock-out mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Photochemical efficiency,(More)
The transport of spermidine into a cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, was characterized by measuring the uptake of 14C-spermidine. Spermidine transport was shown to be saturable with an apparent affinity constant (Km) value of 67 microM and a maximal velocity (Vmax) value of 0.45 nmol/min/mg protein. Spermidine uptake was pHdependent with the pH(More)
Surviving of crews during future missions to Mars will depend on reliable and adequate supplies of essential life support materials, i.e. oxygen, food, clean water, and fuel. The most economical and sustainable (and in long term, the only viable) way to provide these supplies on Martian bases is via bio-regenerative systems, by using local resources to(More)
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