Transport of proteins into cryptomonads complex plastids.

  title={Transport of proteins into cryptomonads complex plastids.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Wastl and Uwe G. Maier},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={275 30},
Complex plastids, found in many alga groups, are surrounded by three or four membranes. Therefore, proteins of the complex plastids, which are encoded in the cell nucleus, must cross three or four membranes during transport to the plastid. To study this process we have developed a method for isolating transport-competent two membrane-bound plastids derived from the complex plastids of the cryptophyte Guillardia theta. This in vitro protein import system provides the first non-heterologous… CONTINUE READING