About this Research Topic
In addition to this, the plastid retains a whole series of mechanisms for the preservation of its protein balance (proteostasis), including specific proteases, as well as molecular chaperones and enzymes useful in protein folding. After synthesis, plastid proteins must rapidly fold into stable three dimensional structures that often contemplate co- and posttranslational modifications to perform their biological mission, avoiding aberrant folding, aggregation and targeting with the help of molecular chaperones and proteases. In this Frontiers Research Topic, we would like to collect articles which contribute to explain how the combined action of transcription, translation, and posttranslational modifications (including protein targeting) maintain plastid proteostasis. We encourage submission of all article types (Original Research, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Perspective and Opinion) covering plastid proteostasis in plants or algae. We believe that this topic is highly interesting for many research areas because the regulation of PGE is not only of wide interest for plant biologists but has also biotechnological implications. Indeed, plastid transformation turns out to be a very promising tool for the production of recombinant proteins in plants, yet some limitations must still be overcome and we believe that this is mainly due to our limited knowledge of the mechanisms in plastids influencing the maintenance of proteostasis. In conclusion, our goal here is to convey a series of articles that will significantly contribute to our understanding how plastids function.
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