Storage and mobilization as antagonistic functional constraints on seed storage globulin evolution.

@article{Shutov2003StorageAM,
  title={Storage and mobilization as antagonistic functional constraints on seed storage globulin evolution.},
  author={Andrei D Shutov and Helmut B{\"a}umlein and Frederick R. Blattner and Klaus von M{\"u}ntz},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 388},
  pages={1645-54}
}
When seeds germinate nearly all the proteins are degraded in senescing storage tissue cells. All these proteins act as amino acid reserves which are mobilized to nourish the seedling. Nevertheless, the major amount of the seeds' protein reserve consists of a few enzymatically inactive, abundant, genuine storage proteins. In their metabolism the conflicting processes of biosynthesis, protein turnover and breakdown, are temporally separated. No degradation of correctly formed storage proteins was… CONTINUE READING

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