Cytoplasmic localization of the single glutamine synthetase in a unicellular red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae 10D

Masaru Terashita, Shinichiro Maruyama, Kan Tanaka

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Abstract

Glutamine synthetase (GS) is a key enzyme for nitrogen assimilation. Although GS contains multiple molecular species found in plastid, mitochondria and cytoplasm in green plants and algae, genome analysis of a red alga, Cyanidioschyzon merolae, revealed a single nuclear gene for GS (CmGS). In this study, we experimentally determined the CmGS localization in the cytoplasmic compartment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2313-2315
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume70
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Cyanidioschyzon merolae
  • Glutamine synthetase
  • Localization
  • Nitrogen assimilation
  • Red alga

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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