Chloroplast RNA-binding proteins

Curr Genet. 2003 Sep;43(6):392-9. doi: 10.1007/s00294-003-0425-0. Epub 2003 Jul 9.

Abstract

Chloroplast gene expression is regulated by nucleus-encoded factors, which mainly act at the post-transcriptional level. Plastid RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) represent good candidates for mediating these functions. The picture emerging from recent analyses is that of a great number of differentially regulated RBPs, which are organized in distinct, spatially separated supramolecular complexes. This reflects the complexity of the regulatory network that underlies the intracellular communication system between the nucleus and the chloroplast.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • 5' Untranslated Regions / genetics
  • 5' Untranslated Regions / metabolism
  • Base Sequence
  • Chloroplasts / genetics*
  • Chloroplasts / physiology
  • Gene Expression
  • RNA / genetics
  • RNA / metabolism
  • RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / physiology*
  • Signal Transduction

Substances

  • 5' Untranslated Regions
  • RNA-Binding Proteins
  • RNA