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Limited Proteolysis of the AAA+ Protein Rubisco Activase from Nicotiana tabacum

Abstract Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) is widely accepted as the world's most abundant enzyme and represents the primary entry point for inorganic carbon into the biosphere. Rubisco's slow carboxylation rate of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) and its susceptibility to inhibition has led some to term it the "bottle neck" of photosynthesis. In order to ensure that Rubisco remains uninhibited, plants require the catalytic chaperone Rubisco activase. Activase is a member of the AAA+ superfamily, ATPases associated with various cellular activities, and uses ATP hydrolysis as the driving force behind a conformational movement that returns activity to inhibited Rubisco active sites. A high resolution activase ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Conrad, Alan (Author) / Wachter, Rebekka (Advisor) / Moore, Thomas (Committee member) / Redding, Kevin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 51 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Biochemistry 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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