Function of the alternative oxidase:Is it still a scavenger?

Moore, Anthony L., Albury, Mary S., Crichton, Paul G. and Affourtit, Charles (2002) Function of the alternative oxidase:Is it still a scavenger? Trends in Plant Science, 7 (11). pp. 478-481. ISSN 1360-1385

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Abstract

The alternative oxidase is a respiratory chain protein found in all higher plants, fungi, non-fermentative yeasts and trypanosomes. Its primary structure suggests that it is a new member of the di-iron carboxylate protein family. Recent sequence analysis indicates an evolutionary relationship between primitive members of this protein family and the alternative oxidase, suggesting that its early function was to scavenge di-oxygen. However, modelling of plant growth kinetics suggests a different function.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative oxidase,di-iron proteins,respiration,plant growth,reactive oxygen species,plant science,evolution,biochemistry,development,cell biology
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 15:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61213
DOI: 10.1016/S1360-1385(02)02366-X

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