Evidence for the probable oil body association of a thiol-protease, leading to oleosin degradation in sunflower seedling cotyledons.

@article{Vandana2006EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the probable oil body association of a thiol-protease, leading to oleosin degradation in sunflower seedling cotyledons.},
  author={Shweta Vandana and Satish C Bhatla},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 11-12},
  pages={714-23}
}
The activity of a 65 kDa, cytosolic protease from sunflower seedling cotyledons coincides with the degradation of oleosins during seed germination. Further investigations carried out in this laboratory have demonstrated the probable association of a thiol-protease with oil bodies, leading to gradual degradation of oleosins during seedling growth. Evidence to this effect have been brought out through zymographic detection of protease activity from oil bodies, degradation of oleosins by… CONTINUE READING