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FEBS Lett. 1999 Feb 26;445(2-3):283-6.

Growth phase-dependent subcellular localization of nitric oxide synthase in maize cells.

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  • 1Departamento de BioquĂ­mica, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil.

Abstract

A protein band of approximately 166 kDa was detected in the soluble fraction of root tips and young leaves of maize seedlings, based on Western blot analysis using antibodies raised against mouse macrophage nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and rabbit brain NOS. NOS activity was present in these soluble fractions, as determined by L-[U-14C]citrulline synthesis from L[U-14]arginine. Immunofluorescence showed that the maize NOS protein is present in the cytosol of cells in the division zone and is translocated into the nucleus in cells in the elongation zone of maize root tips. These results indicate the existence of a NOS enzyme in maize tissues, with the localization of this protein depending on the phase of cell growth.

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