Transglutaminase (TGase:E.C. 126.96.36.199) catalyzes the acyl-transfer reaction between one or two primary amino groups of polyamines and protein-bound Gln residues giving rise to post-translational modifications. One increasing the positive charge on a proteins surface and the other results in the covalent crosslinking of proteins. Pioneering studies on TGase in plants started in the middle of the 1980âs but the methodology designed for use with animal extracts was not directly applicable to plant extracts. Here we describe radioactive and colorimetric methods adapted to study plant TGase, as well as protocols to analyze the involvement of TGase and polyamines in the functionality of cytoskeletal proteins.
|Titolo:||Determination of transglutaminase activity in plants|
CAI, GIAMPIERO [Writing – Original Draft Preparation]
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