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Functional specialization amongst the Arabidopsis Toc159 family of chloroplast protein import receptors.

Kubis S, Patel R, Combe J, Bédard J, Kovacheva S, Lilley K, Biehl A, Leister D, Ríos G, Koncz C, Jarvis P.

Plant Cell. 2004 Aug;16(8):2059-77. Epub 2004 Jul 23.


A split-ubiquitin yeast two-hybrid screen to examine the substrate specificity of atToc159 and atToc132, two Arabidopsis chloroplast preprotein import receptors.

Dutta S, Teresinski HJ, Smith MD.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 15;9(4):e95026. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095026. eCollection 2014.


Members of the Toc159 import receptor family represent distinct pathways for protein targeting to plastids.

Ivanova Y, Smith MD, Chen K, Schnell DJ.

Mol Biol Cell. 2004 Jul;15(7):3379-92. Epub 2004 Apr 16.


The molecular basis for distinct pathways for protein import into Arabidopsis chloroplasts.

Inoue H, Rounds C, Schnell DJ.

Plant Cell. 2010 Jun;22(6):1947-60. doi: 10.1105/tpc.110.074328. Epub 2010 Jun 18.


A toc159 import receptor mutant, defective in hydrolysis of GTP, supports preprotein import into chloroplasts.

Agne B, Infanger S, Wang F, Hofstetter V, Rahim G, Martin M, Lee DW, Hwang I, Schnell D, Kessler F.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Mar 27;284(13):8670-9. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M804235200. Epub 2009 Feb 2.


The major protein import receptor of plastids is essential for chloroplast biogenesis.

Bauer J, Chen K, Hiltbunner A, Wehrli E, Eugster M, Schnell D, Kessler F.

Nature. 2000 Jan 13;403(6766):203-7.


The targeting of the atToc159 preprotein receptor to the chloroplast outer membrane is mediated by its GTPase domain and is regulated by GTP.

Smith MD, Hiltbrunner A, Kessler F, Schnell DJ.

J Cell Biol. 2002 Dec 9;159(5):833-43. Epub 2002 Dec 9.


A mutant of the Arabidopsis thaliana TOC159 gene accumulates reduced levels of linolenic acid and monogalactosyldiacylglycerol.

Afitlhile M, Workman S, Duffield K, Sprout D, Berhow M.

Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Dec;73:344-50. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2013.10.018. Epub 2013 Oct 21.


atToc159 is a selective transit peptide receptor for the import of nucleus-encoded chloroplast proteins.

Smith MD, Rounds CM, Wang F, Chen K, Afitlhile M, Schnell DJ.

J Cell Biol. 2004 May 10;165(3):323-34.


The M domain of atToc159 plays an essential role in the import of proteins into chloroplasts and chloroplast biogenesis.

Lee KH, Kim SJ, Lee YJ, Jin JB, Hwang I.

J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 19;278(38):36794-805. Epub 2003 Jul 9.


Multiple sequence motifs in the rubisco small subunit transit peptide independently contribute to Toc159-dependent import of proteins into chloroplasts.

Lee DW, Lee S, Oh YJ, Hwang I.

Plant Physiol. 2009 Sep;151(1):129-41. doi: 10.1104/pp.109.140673. Epub 2009 Jul 1.


Nucleotide binding and dimerization at the chloroplast pre-protein import receptor, atToc33, are not essential in vivo but do increase import efficiency.

Aronsson H, Combe J, Patel R, Agne B, Martin M, Kessler F, Jarvis P.

Plant J. 2010 Jul;63(2):297-311. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04242.x. Epub 2010 Apr 28.


The role of GTP binding and hydrolysis at the atToc159 preprotein receptor during protein import into chloroplasts.

Wang F, Agne B, Kessler F, Schnell DJ.

J Cell Biol. 2008 Oct 6;183(1):87-99. doi: 10.1083/jcb.200803034. Epub 2008 Sep 29.


The chloroplast import receptor Toc90 partially restores the accumulation of Toc159 client proteins in the Arabidopsis thaliana ppi2 mutant.

Infanger S, Bischof S, Hiltbrunner A, Agne B, Baginsky S, Kessler F.

Mol Plant. 2011 Mar;4(2):252-63. doi: 10.1093/mp/ssq071. Epub 2011 Jan 10.


Plastid proteome assembly without Toc159: photosynthetic protein import and accumulation of N-acetylated plastid precursor proteins.

Bischof S, Baerenfaller K, Wildhaber T, Troesch R, Vidi PA, Roschitzki B, Hirsch-Hoffmann M, Hennig L, Kessler F, Gruissem W, Baginsky S.

Plant Cell. 2011 Nov;23(11):3911-28. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.092882. Epub 2011 Nov 29.


AtToc90, a new GTP-binding component of the Arabidopsis chloroplast protein import machinery.

Hiltbrunner A, Grünig K, Alvarez-Huerta M, Infanger S, Bauer J, Kessler F.

Plant Mol Biol. 2004 Feb;54(3):427-40.


The Arabidopsis ppi1 mutant is specifically defective in the expression, chloroplast import, and accumulation of photosynthetic proteins.

Kubis S, Baldwin A, Patel R, Razzaq A, Dupree P, Lilley K, Kurth J, Leister D, Jarvis P.

Plant Cell. 2003 Aug;15(8):1859-71.


The acidic A-domain of Arabidopsis TOC159 occurs as a hyperphosphorylated protein.

Agne B, Andrès C, Montandon C, Christ B, Ertan A, Jung F, Infanger S, Bischof S, Baginsky S, Kessler F.

Plant Physiol. 2010 Jul;153(3):1016-30. doi: 10.1104/pp.110.158048. Epub 2010 May 10.


Essential role of the G-domain in targeting of the protein import receptor atToc159 to the chloroplast outer membrane.

Bauer J, Hiltbrunner A, Weibel P, Vidi PA, Alvarez-Huerta M, Smith MD, Schnell DJ, Kessler F.

J Cell Biol. 2002 Dec 9;159(5):845-54. Epub 2002 Dec 2.

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