At4g16160: mitochondrial import inner membrane translocase subunit Tim17/Tim22/Tim23 family protein

Homologous to pea OEP16 and barley pPORA (OEP16), a member of Arabidopsis OEP16 family. Two OEP16 genes are closely related to each other and are conserved in all land plants, OEP16-2, also named OEP16-S, and OEP16-1 (renamed OEP16-L) are result of the gene duplication event that occurred prior to divergence of bryophytes and seed plants. Predominantly expressed in seed and is not inducible by cold treatment. atOEP16-S gained an additional exon. The promoter region of atOEP16-S (but not atOEP16-L) contains multiple G-box ABA-responsive elements. The atOEP16-S promoter conferred developmentally regulated seed- and pollen-specific GUS expression in tobacco.