Tocopherol and plastoquinone synthesis in spinach chloroplasts subfractions.

  title={Tocopherol and plastoquinone synthesis in spinach chloroplasts subfractions.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Soll and M Kemmerling and Guenter Schultz},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  volume={204 2},
Subfractions isolated from intact purified spinach chloroplasts are able to prenylate the aromatic moiety of cY-tocopherol and plastoquinone-9 precursors. The biosynthesis of a-tocopherol and plastoquinone-9 is a compartmentalized process. The chloroplast envelope membranes are the only site of the enzymatic prenylation in a-tocopherol synthesis whereas the thylakoid membrane is also involved in the prenylation and methylation sequence of plastoquinone-9 biosynthesis. A very active kinase which… CONTINUE READING


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