Dinoflagellate light-harvesting proteins: genes, structure and reconstitution

RG Hiller*, MJ Broughton, PM Wrench, FP Sharples, DJ Miller, Julian Catmull

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Abstract

Background information on both the intrinsic light-harvesting complex (LHC) and peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein (PCP) is given. Amino acid sequences and introns of both the mature proteins and the chloroplast transit peptides have been analysed and a different route to the chloroplast is postulated. Two distinct forms of PCP are sufficiently dissimilar that they may not be homologous and no ancestor for either can be deduced. Heterologous expression of apoPCP and its reconstitution to functional PCP is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChloroplast
Subtitle of host publicationfrom molecular biology to biotechnology
EditorsJH ArgyroudiAkoyunoglou, H Senger
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0792355768
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Chloroplast - From Molecular Biology to Biotechnology - KOLYMBARI CHANIA, Greece
Duration: 10 Aug 199815 Aug 1998

Publication series

NameNATO ADVANCED SCIENCE INSTITUTE SERIES, SUB-SERIES 3, HIGH TECHNOLOGY
PublisherSPRINGER
Volume64

Conference

ConferenceNATO Advanced Research Workshop on the Chloroplast - From Molecular Biology to Biotechnology
CountryGreece
CityKOLYMBARI CHANIA
Period10/08/9815/08/98

Keywords

  • peridinin
  • chlorophyll a
  • transit peptide
  • heterologous expression
  • amino acid sequence
  • peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein
  • BINDING PROTEIN
  • AMPHIDINIUM-CARTERAE
  • CHLOROPHYLL
  • POLYPROTEIN
  • COMPLEX
  • PRECURSOR
  • A/B

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