The role of mRNA and protein sorting in seed storage protein synthesis, transport, and deposition.

@article{Crofts2005TheRO,
  title={The role of mRNA and protein sorting in seed storage protein synthesis, transport, and deposition.},
  author={Andrew J. Crofts and Haruhiko Washida and Thomas W Okita and Mio Satoh and Masahiro Ogawa and Toshihiro Kumamaru and Hikaru Satoh},
  journal={Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={728-37}
}
Rice synthesizes and accumulates high levels of 2 distinct classes of seed storage proteins and sorts them to separate intracellular compartments, making it an ideal model system for studying the mechanisms of storage protein synthesis, transport, and deposition. In rice, RNA localization dictates the initial site of storage protein synthesis on specific subdomains of the cortical endoplasmic reticulum (ER), and there is a direct relation between the RNA localization site and the final… CONTINUE READING