Specific binding of chloroplast proteins in vitro to the 3' untranslated region of spinach chloroplast petD mRNA.

A detailed analysis of RNA-protein complex formation in the 3' untranslated region of spinach chloroplast petD mRNA has been carried out. Five chloroplast proteins that interact with petD RNA in this region, which contains an inverted repeat sequence capable of forming a hairpin structure, have been identified. A 33-kDa protein recognizes specifically the… CONTINUE READING