Transport of proteins into chloroplasts. Requirements for the efficient import of two lumenal oxygen-evolving complex proteins into isolated thylakoids.

The 33- and 23-kDa proteins of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex are synthesized in the cytosol and targeted into the thylakoid lumen by bipartite presequences. In this report, we describe conditions for the efficient import of each of these proteins by isolated pea thylakoids. Import of the 33-kDa protein requires both light and stromal extract… CONTINUE READING