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
Additional Information: PI proposed the new hypothesis and it is co-written by 2 postdocs and a PhD student in my lab
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Anthony Moore
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:46
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 15:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28037
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