Occurrence of prenylated proteins in plant cells.

  title={Occurrence of prenylated proteins in plant cells.},
  author={Ewa Swiezewska and A. -L. Th{\'e}lin and Gustav Dallner and Bertil Andersson and Lars Ernster},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={192 1},
In this paper evidence is presented for the occurrence of prenylated proteins in plants. When spinach leaves were incubated in the presence of [3H]mevalonate non-extractable lipids were found in the protein fraction after extraction with organic solvents. Alkaline hydrolysis liberated phytol, polyprenyl phosphates-11-15 and also, in contrast to animal cells, polyprenols-11-15. Complete removal of farnesol and geranylgeraniol required the cleavage of thioether linkages by iodomethane. The… CONTINUE READING

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