Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 104–126

CHLPEP—A database of chloroplast transit peptides

  • Gunnar von Heijne
  • Teruhisa Hirai
  • Ralf-Bernd Klösgen
  • Johannes Steppuhn
  • Barry Bruce
  • Ken Keegstra
  • Reinhold Herrmann
Genetic Resources

DOI: 10.1007/BF02669204

Cite this article as:
von Heijne, G., Hirai, T., Klösgen, R. et al. Plant Mol Biol Rep (1991) 9: 104. doi:10.1007/BF02669204

Abstract

Transit peptides are N-terminal extensions that serve to route nuclearencoded proteins into chloroplasts. We have collected amino acid sequences for approximately 260 transit peptides, and have constructed a database that presently runs under FileMaker Plus on Macintosh personal computers. In addition, the collection is available as an ASCII-file, either in a tab-delimited format suitable for import into other database programs, or in a format with line-identifiers similar to the widely used Swiss Prot database. We hope that the plant molecular biology community will help us ensure that the collection is kept up to date by submitting new sequences directly to us.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunnar von Heijne
    • 1
  • Teruhisa Hirai
    • 2
  • Ralf-Bernd Klösgen
    • 3
  • Johannes Steppuhn
    • 3
  • Barry Bruce
    • 4
  • Ken Keegstra
    • 4
  • Reinhold Herrmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyKarolinska Institute Center for BiotechnologyHuddingeSweden
  2. 2.25th Research DepartmentProtein Engineering Research InstituteOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Botanisches Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen 19Germany
  4. 4.Department of BotanyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA