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Plant Cell Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 31–32 | Cite as

Demonstration and solubilization of S-adenosylmethionine: γ-tocopherol methyltransferase from Capsicum chromoplasts

  • Bilal Camara
  • Alain d'Harlingue
Article

Abstract

Through the use of Capsicum chromoplast membranes, we report for the first time the direct methylation of γ-tocopherol into α-tocopherol in the presence of S-adenosylmethionine. Furthermore the S-adenosylmethionine: γ-tocopherol methyltransferase activity has been solubilized. On a protein basis, the activity recovered in the soluble preparation was higher than that bound to the membranes.

Keywords

Protein Basis Methyltransferase Activity Direct Methylation Soluble Preparation 
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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bilal Camara
    • 1
  • Alain d'Harlingue
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Régulations Métaboliques et Différenciation des PlastesUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)Paris Cédex 05France

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