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OEP37 is a ß barrel outer membrane protein found in chloroplasts. There is a nanomolar affinity between OEP37 channel and the precursor of Tic32, which is imported into the inner chloroplastic membrane through an obscure pathway. Additionally, it might form a novel peptide-sensitive ion channel in the outer membrane of chloroplasts throughout embryogenesis and germination. Predictions show that it features twelve ß sheets and large intermembrane loops. According to PRED-TMBB2, OEP37 forms 16 ß strands.
OEP37 is a new member of the chloroplast outer membrane ion channels
J Biol Chem. 2006 Jun 30;281(26):17989-98. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M600700200. Epub 2006 Apr 19.
Prediction of the plant beta-barrel proteome: a case study of the chloroplast outer envelope
Protein Sci. 2003 Apr;12(4):748-59. doi: 10.1110/ps.0237503.