LIL3, a light-harvesting-like protein, plays an essential role in chlorophyll and tocopherol biosynthesis.

@article{Tanaka2010LIL3AL,
  title={LIL3, a light-harvesting-like protein, plays an essential role in chlorophyll and tocopherol biosynthesis.},
  author={Ryouichi Tanaka and Maxi Rothbart and Seiko Oka and Atsushi Takabayashi and Kaori Takahashi and Masaru Shibata and Fumiyoshi Myouga and Reiko Motohashi and Kazuo Shinozaki and Bernhard Grimm and Ayumi Tanaka},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 38},
  pages={16721-5}
}
The light-harvesting chlorophyll-binding (LHC) proteins are major constituents of eukaryotic photosynthetic machinery. In plants, six different groups of proteins, LHC-like proteins, share a conserved motif with LHC. Although the evolution of LHC and LHC-like proteins is proposed to be a key for the diversification of modern photosynthetic eukaryotes, our knowledge of the evolution and functions of LHC-like proteins is still limited. In this study, we aimed to understand specifically the… CONTINUE READING