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Glucolipid synthesis activities in cytoplasmic and thylakoid membranes from the cyanobacterium anacystis nidulans

Omata, T.; Murata, N.

Plant and Cell Physiology 27(3): 485-490

1986


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-0781
Accession: 005526950

Cytoplasmic membranes (plasma membranes), thylakoid membranes and cell walls prepared from the cyanobacterium, Anacystis nidulans, were compared for UDP-glucose:1,2-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase activity. When 1,2-dipalmitoylglycerol was added as a glucosyl acceptor, both cytoplasmic membranes and thylakoid membranes incorporated glucose from UDP-glucose into monoglucosyl diacylglycerol, but the cell walls containing the outer membranes did not. The cytoplasmic membranes incorporated about twice as much glucose as the thylakoid membranes on a protein basis. These observations suggest that in A. nidulans the UDP-glucose:1,2-diacylglycerol glucosyltransferase participating in glucolipid biosynthesis is located in both cytoplasmic and thylakoid membranes, but not in the outer membrane.

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