chloroplast phosphorylation network, thylakoid kinases.
kinase protein interaction, gel retardation,
posttranslational regulation of photosynthesis
The chloroplast phosphorylation network is important for posttranslational regulation of photosynthetic complexes, gene expression and metabolic pathways. In mass-spectrometric analyses a lot of putative phosphorylation targets have been found but these data need to be confirmed and brought into a physiological context. Here, we present a current protocol to quantify the phosphorylation state of thylakoid proteins and an in situ method to verify putative substrates for thylakoid associated kinases.