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FEBS Lett. 2004 May 7;565(1-3):101-5.

Identification of an Arabidopsis inorganic pyrophosphatase capable of being imported into chloroplasts.

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  • 1Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany.

Abstract

An Arabidopsis cDNA coding for a previously uncharacterized isoform of inorganic pyrophosphatase was isolated. It was used to complement an E. coli mutant, demonstrating that it coded for an active enzyme. MgCl(2) was necessary for the protein's activity, whilst NaF inhibited it. The K(m) for pyrophosphate and the pH optimum of the protein was determined. The gene coding for this protein was expressed in all tissues, and its expression in rosette leaves was induced by incubation on metabolizable sugars. In vitro import experiments demonstrated that the protein could be imported into chloroplasts and localized to the stromal compartment.

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