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FEBS Lett. 1991 Jan 14;278(1):1-3.

Chloroplast transit peptides. The perfect random coil?

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Department of Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute Center for Biotechnology, NOVUM, Huddinge, Sweden.

Abstract

Structural analysis of chloroplast transit peptides (cTPs), including secondary structure prediction and analysis of 'cTP-like' peptides of known 3D structure, suggests that cTPs are essentially flexible peptides devoid of regular secondary or tertiary structure. It is proposed that cTPs may be designed to interact with a succession of different chaperones on the chloroplast protein-import pathway.

PMID:
1993469
DOI:
10.1016/0014-5793(91)80069-f
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