Control of the phosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in higher plants

Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003 Jun 15;414(2):189-96. doi: 10.1016/s0003-9861(03)00115-2.


Phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) carboxylase is regulated by reversible phosphorylation in higher plants. Recently several genes encoding PEP carboxylase kinase have been cloned. The purpose of this article is to assess the contribution that information on the structure and expression of these genes is making to our understanding of the posttranslational control of PEP carboxylase activity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Crassulaceae / metabolism
  • DNA, Complementary / metabolism
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase / chemistry
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase / genetics*
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase / metabolism*
  • Phosphorylation
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified
  • Protein Conformation
  • Protein Isoforms
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • DNA, Complementary
  • Plant Proteins
  • Protein Isoforms
  • Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase