Université de Neuchâtel

A Toc159 Import Receptor Mutant, Defective in Hydrolysis of GTP, Supports Preprotein Import into Chloroplasts

Agne, Birgit ; Infanger, Sibylle ; Wang, Fei ; Hofstetter, Valère ; Rahim, Gwendoline ; Martin, Meryll ; Lee, Dong Wook ; Hwang, Inhwan ; Schnell, Danny J. ; Kessler, Felix

In: The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), 2009, vol. 284, no. 13, p. 8670-8679

The heterotrimeric Toc core complex of the chloroplast protein import apparatus contains two GTPases, Toc159 and Toc34, together with the protein-conducting channel Toc75. Toc159 and Toc34 are exposed at the chloroplast surface and function in preprotein recognition. Together, they have been shown to facilitate the import of photosynthetic proteins into chloroplasts in Arabidopsis....