Author(s): van Loon LC, Trewavas A, Chapman KS, van Loon LC, Trewavas A, Chapman KS
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Abstract Sterile embryos of barley (Hordeum vulgare) and cultures of Lemna perpusilla have been labeled with (32)Pi and the chromatin proteins prepared and separated by acid-urea and sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis. Under these conditions chromatin proteins became labeled and the gel radioactivity profiles which were complex indicated a probable minimum of 15 to 20 proteins phosphorylated with molecular weights ranging from 10(4) to 10(5). The majority of the radioactivity, 80 to 90\% of the total, is found in the acidic protein fraction and this can be recovered as serine phosphate after partial acid hydrolysis.Nuclei have been isolated from Lemna and barley and found to possess endogenous kinase activity. In vitro labeling of these nuclei with (32)P-adenosine triphosphate indicated that similar proteins appear to become labeled as in vivo labeling with (32)Pi but the proportions of label in each protein were different.
This article was published in Plant Physiol
and referenced in Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development