PLASTID MEMBRANE TRANSPORT

Sometimes a rocker-switch motion

Plastids are integrated into the cellular metabolism by several metabolite and ion transporters. The first crystal structure of one of these transporters, a member of the plastid phosphate transporter family, unravels a rocker-switch transport mode and serves as lead structure for other plastidial and endomembrane system transporters.

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Fig. 1: Function and evolutionary relationships of plastidial phosphate translocators.

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Fischer, K., Weber, A.P.M. Sometimes a rocker-switch motion. Nature Plants 3, 771–772 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0026-4

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