Biogenesis of iron–sulfur proteins in plants

Balk, Janneke and Lobréaux, Stéphane (2005) Biogenesis of iron–sulfur proteins in plants. Trends in Plant Science, 10 (7). pp. 324-331. ISSN 1360-1385

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Iron–sulfur (Fe–S) clusters are ubiquitous prosthetic groups required to sustain fundamental life processes. The assembly of Fe–S clusters and insertion into polypeptides in vivo has recently become an area of intense research. Many of the genes involved are conserved in bacteria, fungi, animals and plants. Plant cells can carry out both photosynthesis and respiration – two processes that require significant amounts of Fe–S proteins. Recent findings now suggest that both plastids and mitochondria are capable of assembling Fe–S proteins using assembly machineries that differ in biochemical properties, genetic make-up and evolutionary origin.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Plant Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Molecular Microbiology
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 14:33
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 12:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2005.05.002

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