Molecular cloning and characterization of starch-branching enzyme II from potato

Molecular cloning and characterization of starch-branching enzyme II from potato Full-length cDNA for starch branching enzyme (SBE) II of potato was isolated and sequenced. In potato, similary to most other investigated plants, the SBE-II isoform differs from SBE-I by having an acidic amino-terminal extension and a shorter carboxyterminus. Two forms of SBE-II, migrating as 98 and 95 kDa proteins in 6% SDS-polyacrylamide gels, were associated to tuber starch. The latter form was 16 amino acids shorter in the amino terminus. Transcript of SBE-II was present in leaf tissue, whereas significant expression was not seen in tubers. On the other hand, a significant amount of SBE-I transcript was detected in tuber tissue but not in leaves. Plant Molecular Biology Springer Journals

Molecular cloning and characterization of starch-branching enzyme II from potato

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Life Sciences; Biochemistry, general; Plant Sciences; Plant Pathology
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