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Protein Body Biogenesis in Cereal Endosperms

  • T. Kumamaru
  • M. Ogawa
  • H. Satoh
  • T. W. OkitaEmail author
Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 8)


Developing cereal endosperms accumulate storage proteins as a reserve to support the early postgerminating phase of plant growth and development. These storage proteins are concentrated and packaged into a specialized organelle, the protein body, which are derived from the endoplasmic reticulum lumen or vacuole. In this chapter, we describe the biochemical and cellular events that underlies the basis for the use of these two intracellular sites for storage protein deposition and accumulation.


Storage Protein Protein Body Endoplasmic Reticulum Lumen Rice Endosperm Cisternal Endoplasmic Reticulum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Genetic Resources, Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Life ScienceYamaguchi Prefectural UniversityYamaguchiJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Biological ChemistryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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