The function and diversity of plastid protein import pathways: a multilane GTPase highway into plastids.

@article{Kessler2006TheFA,
  title={The function and diversity of plastid protein import pathways: a multilane GTPase highway into plastids.},
  author={Felix Kessler and Danny J Schnell},
  journal={Traffic},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={248-57}
}
The photosynthetic chloroplast is the hallmark organelle of green plants. During the endosymbiotic evolution of chloroplasts, the vast majority of genes from the original cyanobacterial endosymbiont were transferred to the host cell nucleus. Chloroplast biogenesis therefore requires the import of nucleus-encoded proteins from their site of synthesis in the cytosol. The majority of proteins are imported by the activity of Toc and Tic complexes located within the chloroplast envelope. In addition… CONTINUE READING
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