Light traffic: photo-crosslinking a novel transport system

Tracy Palmer, Frank Sargent, Ben C. Berks

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    The Tat protein transporter is found in the membranes of many bacteria and in plant chloroplasts. This highly unusual transport machine moves folded and often oligomeric substrate proteins across energy-conserving membranes. A recent paper reports the first use of a photo-crosslinking approach to dissect the early recognition events between the transporter and its substrate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-57
    Number of pages3
    JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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