At5g35220: EGY1 (ETHYLENE-DEPENDENT GRAVITROPISM-DEFICIENT AND YELLOW-GREEN 1)

Membrane-associated and ATP-independent metalloprotease, EGY1 protein contains eight trans-membrane domains at its C-terminus, and carries out beta-casein degradation in an ATP-independent manner. EGY1 is required for development of both thylakoid grana and a well-organized lamellae system in chloroplast. Additionally, EGY1 is required for the accumulation of chlorophyll and chlorophyll a/b binding (CAB) proteins (both PS I and PS II) in chloroplast membranes, and for grana formation and normal chloroplast development. Loss of EGY1 function also has an effect on endodermal plastid biogenesis.