GroE heat-shock proteins promote assembly of foreign prokaryotic ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase oligomers in Escherichia coli

Pierre Goloubinoff, Anthony A. Gatenby*, George H. Lorimer

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Abstract

Assembly of foreign prokaryotic ribulose bisphosphate carboxylases (Rubiscos) in Escherichia coli requires both heat-shock proteins groEL and groES. GroEL is related to a chloroplast protein implicated in Rubisco assembly. Bacteria and chloroplasts therefore have a conserved mechanism that uses auxiliary proteins to assist in the assembly of Rubisco.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-47
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume337
Issue number6202
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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