The accumulation of alpha-zein in transgenic tobacco endosperm is stabilized by co-expression of beta-zein.

@article{Coleman2004TheAO,
  title={The accumulation of alpha-zein in transgenic tobacco endosperm is stabilized by co-expression of beta-zein.},
  author={Craig E. Coleman and Paula Randall Yoho and Sonja Escobar and Masahiro Ogawa},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={864-71}
}
The cysteine-poor alpha-zein is the major prolamin storage protein fraction in maize endosperm and is localized in the interior of protein bodies with delta-zein, whereas the hydrophobic cysteine-rich beta- and gamma-zein are found on the exterior of the PB. In transgenic tobacco endosperm expressing zein genes, alpha-zein was unstable unless co-expressed with gamma-zein. Here we showed that alpha-zein was also stabilized by beta-zein. Small accretions of alpha- and beta-zeins, similar in… CONTINUE READING

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The cysteine - poor alpha - zein is the major prolamin storage protein fraction in maize endosperm and is localized in the interior of protein bodies with delta - zein , whereas the hydrophobic cysteine - rich beta- and gamma - zein are found on the exterior of the PB .
The cysteine - poor alpha - zein is the major prolamin storage protein fraction in maize endosperm and is localized in the interior of protein bodies with delta - zein , whereas the hydrophobic cysteine - rich beta- and gamma - zein are found on the exterior of the PB .
The cysteine - poor alpha - zein is the major prolamin storage protein fraction in maize endosperm and is localized in the interior of protein bodies with delta - zein , whereas the hydrophobic cysteine - rich beta- and gamma - zein are found on the exterior of the PB .
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