Half life of RuBisCO in mature leaves

Range ~7 days
Organism Corn Zea mays
Reference Piques et al., Ribosome and transcript copy numbers, polysome occupancy and enzyme dynamics in Arabidopsis. Mol Syst Biol. 2009 5: p.10 right column top paragraphPubMed ID19888209
Primary Source Simpson E. Measurement of Protein Degradation in Leaves of Zea mays Using [H]Acetic Anhydride and Tritiated Water. Plant Physiol. 1981 Jun67(6):1214-9.PubMed ID16661839
Method (Primary source abstract:) The rate of protein degradation in Zea mays leaves has been estimated by using tritiated water and [(3)H]acetic anhydride as the labeling agents.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107781