1. Stern, D. B., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., and Hanson, M. R. (2010) Chloroplast RNA metabolism. Annual Rev Plant Biol 61, 125-155.. 2. Reed, M. L., and Hanson, M. R. (1997) A heterologous maize rpoB editing site is recognized by transgenic tobacco chloroplasts. Mol Cell Biol 17, 6948-6952.. 3. Reed, M. L., Lyi, S. M., and Hanson, M. R. (2001) Edited transcripts compete with unedited mRNAs for trans-acting editing factors in higher plant chloroplasts. Gene 272, 165-171.. 4. Reed, M. L., Peeters, N. M., and Hanson, M. R. (2001) A single alteration 20 nt 5 to an editing target inhibits chloroplast RNA editing in vivo. Nucleic Acids Res 29, 1507-1513.. 5. Hegeman, C. E., Hayes, M. L., and Hanson, M. R. (2005) Substrate and cofactor requirements for RNA editing of chloroplast transcripts in Arabidopsis in vitro. Plant Journal 42, 124-132.. 6. Heller, W. P., Hayes, M. L., and Hanson, M. R. (2008) Cross-competition in editing of chloroplast RNA transcripts in vitro implicates sharing of trans-factors ...
In angiosperm organelles, RNA editing alters specific cytidines to uridines. The mechanism involves recognition of cis-sequences surrounding specific Cs by nuclear-encoded proteins, but the particular molecular interactions and catalytic activities remain unclear. Functional analyses of the cis-elements suggest the upstream sequences act as binding sites for editing trans-factors. One trans-factor, REQUIRED FOR ACCD RNA EDITING 1 (RARE1), is essential for RNA editing in the chloroplast accD transcript. This study examines 19 Brassicaceae species for editing patterns in the accD transcripts and utilizes comprehensive sequence analysis of RARE1 homologs to analyze the evolutionary interaction between the cis-elements and trans-factors. The overall Ka/Ks ratio suggests all orthologous RARE1 genes undergo negative selection although the varying Ka/Ks ratios for individual motifs indicate certain motifs are more conserved. In Brassicaceae species lacking editing at the accD site, RARE1 orthologs show ...
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Gene expression is tightly regulated at the level of transcription through cooperation between cis-regulatory elements and trans-factors that bind to the regulatory elements. Together, these factors regulate the higher order chromatin structure which establishes domains that organize the genome and coordinate gene expression. However, the molecular mechanisms controlling transcription of individual loci within a topological domain (TAD) are not fully understood. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene provides a paradigm for investigating these mechanisms. CFTR occupies a TAD bordered by CTCF/cohesin binding sites within which are cell-type-selective cis-regulatory elements for the locus. We showed previously that intronic and extragenic enhancers, when occupied by specific transcription factors, are recruited to the CFTR promoter by a looping mechanism to drive gene expression. Here we use a combination of CRISPR/Cas9 editing of cis-regulatory elements and ...
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Chloroplast RNA splicing 2 (CRS2) is a nuclear-encoded protein required for the splicing of nine group II introns in maize chloroplasts. CRS2 functions in the context of splicing complexes that include one of two CRS2-associated factors (CAF1 and CAF2). The CRS2-CAF1 and CRS2-CAF2 complexes are requ …
Over the past ten years, work from our lab has identified mechanisms of chloroplast gene expression that have allowed for development of recombinant protein expression and metabolic engineering in the algal…. ...
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Specific Translational Activator For The COX1 MRNA; Binds To The COX1 MRNA; Also Influences Stability Of Intron-containing COX1 Primary Transcripts; Localizes To The Mitochondrial Inner Membrane; Contains 12 Pentatricopeptide Repeats (PPRs)
Control of gene expression is a highly complex process involving the coordinated activity of multiple and heterogeneous biological factors. An underlying and intriguing general phenomenon is that biological molecules may act in a variety of different combinations to modulate cellular activities and to specifically react to changes in the biological milieu. To provide coordinated and multiple complex responses, several mechanisms are known to integrate a number of molecules in a combinatorial way.. Combinatorial post-translational modifications, such as methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, and/or variations in regulatory trans-factors amounts, can influence the global regulation of gene expression at different levels. For example, the combinatorial epigenetic tagging of DNA and histones may enforce or reverse chromatin remodeling, thus playing a fundamental role in a variety of physiological and diseased cellular states [1, 2]. Such combinatorial patterns of epigenomic modifications were ...
Figure 1: Model of dual function of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. In this project, we aim at elucidating the precise molecular working mode of this regulatory principle involving metabolic control of gene expression. By following molecular, genetical, and biochemical approaches in C. reinhardtii, we use in vivo and in vitro techniques to characterize both the RNA binding and the enzymatic forms of DLA2 which appears to shuttle between different protein sub-complexes. A special focus is on the dynamics and composition of these complexes and the role of acetate/acetyl-CoA for balancing both functions of DLA2. This work is complemented by related analyses in cyanobacteria and higher plants, to test for an evolutionary conservation of such a regulatory switch.. A second project is based on recent work from our group that has shown that in C. reinhardtii the translation of the psbD mRNA encoding the D2 protein of PSII is redox-regulated via a single disulphide bridge between the trans-acting ...
Chloroplast - Cellular components are the complex biomolecules and structures of which cells, and thus living organisms, are composed.
The ability to recognize and respond to extracellular cues is essential for all living organisms. In plants, one of the most important cues is light, which regulates growth and development through transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of nuclear and chloroplast gene expression. One of the best examples of post-transcriptional regulation of a nuclear-encoded mRNA is that of the pea Fed-1 gene, which encodes the chloroplast ferredoxin protein. Fed-1 is regulated by light at the levels of mRNA stability and translation. For Fed-1, light-regulated mRNA stability and translation appear to be conferred by two separate elements. The first element, necessary for destabilization of the mRNA in the dark, is within a region of the Fed-1 5 UTR that contains a (CATT)4 repeat. The (CATT)4 repeat and the surrounding region will be mutated to delineate the mRNA instability element, to test if the function of the instability element is position dependent, and to determine if the element is ...
CONIFER CHLOROPLAST GENOMES (NEARLY) SEQUENCED ????? To date a number of chloroplast genomes have been sequenced. A few years ago there were plans to sequence the entire chloroplast genome from a conifer. Has anybody got any news about what has been done to date in this regard? Id appreciate any information. peter sibbald at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE ...
... Definition Chloroplast is an organelle unique to plant cells that contains chlorophyll, which is what makes plants green and is responsible for enabling photosynthesis to occur, so that plants can convert sunlight into chemical energy. It is a type of organelle known as a plastid, characterized by
Import of chloroplast Omp85 homologs in vitro. (A) Chloroplasts isolated from pea seedlings were incubated with radiolabeled proteins indicated at left in the i
Chris Taylor at Catalogue of Organisms has an absolutely stunning review of the origin of chloroplasts in eukaryotes. Its so good I thought it was from Elio Schaechters blog Small Things Considered when it first popped up in my reader - higher praise there is not.
The data presented here suggest that 3′ end processing may be required for translation of atpB and rbcLmRNAs in Chlamydomonas chloroplasts. Unprocessed atpB transcripts, defined as those that do not accumulate as an abundant size class of approximately 2 kb, were only present in nonpolysomal fractions. Processed mRNAs were present in both polysomal and nonpolysomal fractions. Since the 3′ ends of most chloroplast transcripts are generated from longer pre-mRNAs by exo- and/or endonucleolytic mechanisms (17, 36, 37, 44, 47), this 3′ processing apparatus may interact with or signal the translational machinery.. Our ability to detect a heterogeneous collection of putative processing intermediates or incorrectly processed transcripts for atpBand rbcL suggests that these molecules are relatively stable in the chloroplast. When they were analyzed by RNase protection, it was possible to detect partially processed transcripts in theChlamydomonas chloroplast petD-trnR region (29), and in certain ...
The Skolian Empire traces its roots to six thousand years ago, when an unknown race took humans from Earth and resettled them on a planet called Raylicon. Then the unknown race disappeared, leaving only parts of their technology behind. The humans on Raylicon used this technology to develop space travel. They founded the Ruby Empire and colonized hundreds of planets. But the empire collapsed, and many worlds were left isolated for thousands of years. Gradually, the empire was rebuilt, and approximately 400 years ago, the Raylicans re-developed space travel.. The Raylicans also rediscovered the Locks, devices that have allowed advanced telepaths to establish the interstellar network called the Kyle Web or psiberweb, which can be used by others. Thus, the Rhon project was developed to develop genetically the necessary neurochemistry to power the Locks. The unintended result of the Rhon project, however, was the creation of Aristos, a race of anti-empaths, whose brains interpret pain of others ...
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Our group had to perform the experiment twice because of inaccurate data. The first time we ran the experiment, the percent transmittance jumped well past 100% for several cuvettes at the 0 minute mark, which is clearly inaccurate. After having the chloroplast added to the rest of the solution for less than a minute, there shouldnt be that strong of the ratio of intensity of the light that has passed through the sample to the intensity of the light when it entered the sample. This led us to believe that our data was not correct. We believe that the solutions were using up the chloroplast too fast, causing the unreliable data. However, after performing the experiment a second time, we received more accurate data, especially since we deluded the chloroplast with one drop of water per one drop of chloroplast. In cuvette one there was no DPIP added. The data stayed at zero the whole time. Photosynthesis was not able to take place then because there was nothing to act as an electron acceptor, ...
Expression of most plastid genes involves multiple post-transcriptional processing events, such as splicing, editing, and intercistronic processing. The latter involves the formation of mono-, di-, an
Ben Levin ,benjinsl at astro.ocis.temple.edu, wrote: , , , Im looking for a protocol for separating chloroplasts (centrifugation, , yes?) , I dont have the name of the book handy but its by Arnon. Do a search using his name ...
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Toc34 is an integral protein in the outer chloroplast membrane thats anchored into it by its hydrophobic[48] C-terminal tail.[38][46] Most of the protein, however, including its large guanosine triphosphate (GTP)-binding domain projects out into the stroma.[46]. Toc34s job is to catch some chloroplast preproteins in the cytosol and hand them off to the rest of the TOC complex.[38] When GTP, an energy molecule similar to ATP attaches to Toc34, the protein becomes much more able to bind to many chloroplast preproteins in the cytosol.[38] The chloroplast preproteins presence causes Toc34 to break GTP into guanosine diphosphate (GDP) and inorganic phosphate. This loss of GTP makes the Toc34 protein release the chloroplast preprotein, handing it off to the next TOC protein.[38] Toc34 then releases the depleted GDP molecule, probably with the help of an unknown GDP exchange factor. A domain of Toc159 might be the exchange factor that carry out the GDP removal. The Toc34 protein can then take up ...
How do plant cells get rid of chloroplasts that are not working as they should? Woodson et al. describe a chloroplast quality-control pathway that allows for the selective elimination of individual chloroplasts. Damage by reactive oxygen species during photosynthesis is recognized by a ubiquitin ligase, which marks out damaged chloroplasts for degradation. The findings reveal how cells balance inherently stressful energy production with organelle turnover.. J. D. Woodson, M. S. Joens, A. B. Sinson, J. Gilkerson, P. A. Salomé, D. Weigel, J. A. Fitzpatrick, J. Chory, Ubiquitin facilitates a quality-control pathway that removes damaged chloroplasts. Science 350, 450-454 (2015). [Abstract] [Full Text] ...
Chloroplasts are organelles that take light energy and convert it into chemical energy. A chloroplast has a double membrane, the inner and outer membranes. The inner thylakoid membrane traps the light energy. Inside the inner membrane are stacks of grana, and surrounding the grana is a fluid known as stroma. Chloroplasts, which are contained in chlorophyll, contain the green pigment chlorophyll, which traps light energy and make leaves and stems green. The chemical energy that is captured by the chloroplasts is stored in sugar molecules until they are broke down. ...
Physical and gene map of the green alga Nephroselmis chloroplast genome, showing the typical structural arrangement found in land plants. Genes located on the inside of the map are transcribed counterclockwise, and genes on the outside are transcribed clockwise. The inner circle shows where the Small Single-Copy region (SSC), Large Single Copy region (LSC) and Inverted Repeats (IR), are located. The thick lines on the actual map are the IRs. Figure from Turmel et al. (1999). © 1999 National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. The B copy (IR-B) of the inverted repeat is the copy that is missing in legume taxa in the IRLC.. ...
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SWISS-MODEL Template Library (SMTL) entry for 5i9f.1. Crystal structure of designed pentatricopeptide repeat protein dPPR-U10 in complex with its target RNA U10
Mitochondria are known for generating energy for the cell in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) by using nutrients and oxygen. The chloroplast is present in green plants and few algae, they are known as the place, where the process of photosynthesis occurs.
The general rules underlying the development of hybrid incompatibility remain unclear despite several incompatibility genes having been identified and characterized during the past decade [10]. Nonetheless, it appears that incompatibilities between nuclear and organellar genomes is a widespread phenomenon across multiple eukaryotic kingdoms [12]. Previously, two genes encoding mitochondrial RNA‐binding proteins have been identified to cause mitochondrial-nuclear incompatibility among closely related yeast species [29], [36]. In the current study, we further demonstrate that about two‐thirds of budding yeast PPR proteins have evolved incompatibility among the Saccharomyces sensu stricto yeasts. Together with the observation that PPR proteins exhibit a higher evolutionary rate not found in other RNA‐binding proteins, it suggests that PPR proteins may play a specific role in the development of hybrid incompatibility.. Pentatricopeptide repeat proteins were first discovered in plants and had ...
A dramatic acceleration -- somewhere between ten- and one hundred-fold -- in evolutionary rate distinguishes the genes encoding the chloroplast RNA polymerase in the relatives of the common garden geranium, Pelargonium hortorum, from those of other flowering plants. My initial work on this project was done in Jeff Palmers lab at Indiana University, building on the work of John Logsdon (now at the University of Iowa) and Pat Calie (now at Eastern Kentucky U.). The most exciting aspect of these studies was evidence that at least one of the rpo genes, encoding one of the catalytic subunits of the RNA polymerase, is under strong positive selection for amino acid sequence change. That is to say that natural selection, for as yet unknown reasons, seems to actively favor the reproductive success of Pelargonium plants whose RNA polymerase subunits are evolving very rapidly. Incredibly, we have evidence for a more marked level of selection than the "textbook" case of positive Darwinian selection, ...
Chloroplasts are organelles found in plant cells and eukaryotic algae which conduct photosynthesis. Chloroplasts are similar to mitochondria but are found only in plants. Both organelles are surrounded by a double membrane with an intermembrane space; both have their own DNA and are involved in energy metabolism; and both have reticulations, or many foldings, filling their inner spaces. Chloroplasts convert light energy from the sun into ATP through a process called photosynthesis. Chloroplasts are one of the forms a plastid may take, and are generally considered to have originated as endosymbiotic cyanobacteria. In green plants chloroplasts are surrounded by two lipid bilayer membranes, now thought to correspond to the outer and inner membranes of the ancestral cyanobacterium. The genome is considerably reduced compared to that of free-living cyanobacteria, but the parts that are still present show clear similarities. It is interesting to note that in some algae, chloroplasts seem to have ...
Plant cells contain an internal clock (the circadian clock), which is able to regulate cellular processes so that they occur at the optimal time of day, causing a big increase in plant productivity. As chloroplasts are the site of photosynthesis, their function is highly dependent on the daily changes in light environment.. It is thought that chloroplasts were originally free-living organisms that were incorporated into the cells of plants very early in plant evolutionary history. A result of this is that chloroplasts have retained some of the cellular machinery required to produce proteins from their own chloroplast DNA. An essential part of this machinery are sigma factors, and in present-day plants, they are encoded for by the cells nuclear DNA.. The researchers were able to show that the production of sigma factors is controlled by the plants clock. This enables the nuclear DNA to regulate the activity of chloroplast genes, and ensure that the production of proteins essential for ...
Recode2 is a database of genes that utilize non-standard translation for gene expression purposes. Recoding events described in the database include programmed ribosomal frameshifting, translational bypassing (aka hopping) and mRNA specific codon redefinition. Frameshifting at a particular site often yields two protein products from one coding sequence and sometimes serves a regulatory purpose by acting as a sensor of the level of product protein or of some external ligand. Bypassing (hopping) allows the coupling of two ORFs separated on an mRNA by a coding gap. Codon redefinition occurs when a stop codon is decoded as a standard amino acid (often glutamine or tryptophan), or the 21st amino acid selenocysteine. These recoding events are in competition with standard decoding and are site specific. The efficiency of recoding is often modulated by cis-stimulators and sometimes by trans-factors. The sequences of the genes that use recoding for their expression are in the database. The recoding sites ...
FtsH is an evolutionary conserved membrane-bound metalloprotease complex. While in most prokaryotes FtsH is encoded by a single gene, multiple FtsH genes are found in eukaryotes. Genetic and biochemical data suggest that the Arabidopsis chloroplast FtsH is a hetero-hexamer. This raises the question why photosynthetic organisms require a heteromeric complex, whereas in most bacteria a homomeric one is sufficient. To gain structural information of the possible complexes, the Arabidopsis FtsH2 (type B) and FtsH5 (type A) were modeled. An in silico study with mixed models of FtsH2/5 suggests that heteromeric hexamer structure with ratio of 4∶2 is more likely to exists. Specifically, calculation of the buried surface area at the interfaces between neighboring subunits revealed that a hetero-complex should be thermodynamically more stable than a homo-hexamer, due to the presence of additional hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions. To biochemically assess this model, we generated Arabidopsis transgenic
Species of Bryopsidales form ecologically important components of seaweed communities worldwide. These siphonous macroalgae are composed of a single giant tubular cell containing millions of nuclei and chloroplasts, and harbor diverse bacterial communities. Little is known about the diversity of chloroplast genomes (cpDNAs) in this group, and about the possible consequences of intracellular bacteria on…
if you inject a chloroplast into an animal cell it will go through autophagocytosis because the cell iterprets it like foreign. in order for a chloroplast to function it must be in a plant cell because some genes, during evolution some genes were transfered between the chloroplast genome and the nucleus. However that would not happen as the cell would probably treat a foreign chloroplast or a foreign nucleus as foreign and digest it. Another possibility is for the cell to undergo apoptosis. Unfortunaly, i dont enough biology to answer such a complex question. Sorry ...
This chloroplast is a magnified example of the cell organelle of photosynthesis.Whole or partial reproductions of plants and cells allow students to learn to identify and study the structures. Enlarged photosynthetic organisms and cellular components are highly detailed for concise understanding. Mounted on sturdy bases, models are protected against damage if dropped. The botany models are great for lab station activities or for a classroom display. The replicas serve as instant, indoor references for species from enormous trees to the smallest flower seeds.
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it takes place in the chloroplast photosynthesis all energy starts comes from the sun co2 limiting factor and equation color wavelength 6CO2 + 6H2O +