Metabolic compartmentation of plastid prenyllipid biosynthesis--evidence for the involvement of a multifunctional geranylgeranyl reductase.

@article{Keller1998MetabolicCO,
  title={Metabolic compartmentation of plastid prenyllipid biosynthesis--evidence for the involvement of a multifunctional geranylgeranyl reductase.},
  author={Y Keller and Florence Bouvier and A D'harlingue and Bilal Camara},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={251 1-2},
  pages={413-7}
}
The addition of phytyl side chain to chlorophylls, tocopherols and phylloquinone is prerequisite to their integration into plastid membranes. We have cloned a cDNA encoding a pre-geranylgeranyl reductase from Arabidopsis thaliana. The deduced primary structure predicts a mature size with a molecular mass of 47 kDa and displays a characteristic dinucleotide binding domain. Geranylgeranyl reductase expressed in Escherichia coli sequentially catalyzes the reduction of geranylgeranyl-chlorophyll a… CONTINUE READING
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