The Phosphorylation of Ribosomal Protein in Lemna minor.

Plant physiology

PubMedID: 16658405

Trewavas A. The Phosphorylation of Ribosomal Protein in Lemna minor. Plant Physiol. 1973;51(4):760-7.
Sterile cultures of Lemna minor have been labeled with (32)P(1), and the ribosomal proteins have been examined for radioactivity. In relatively short term labeling a radioactive protein was found which ran as a single component in both urea/acetic acid and sodium lauryl sulfate gel electrophoresis. Acid hydrolysis of the labeled protein permitted the isolation of serine phosphate. After labeling to equilibrium with (32)P(1), calculation indicated only 0.6 to 0.75 atom of this protein phosphorus per ribosome.The phosphorylated protein is found in both polysomes and "derived" monomers and appears to be located in the ribosomal small subunit. Its apparent molecular weight is 42,000. Addition of growth-inhibiting concentrations of abscisic acid does not alter the apparent degree of labeling of this protein in 5 hours, but after 24 hours of treatment the total protein phosphorus was reduced from 0.75 atom of phosphorus per ribosome to 0.36 atom of phosphorus per ribosome.