Structure and Function of Chloroplast-Type Ferredoxins

  • Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Keishiro Wada
  • Ryuichi Masaki
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 74)


Ferredoxin is a general name given to a group of proteins containing equal amounts of non-heme iron and inorganic sulfur with low oxidation-reduction potentials and characteristic EPR signals. They are biologically active as electron carriers in diverse systems as reviewed in many occasions (Buchanan and Arnon, 1972; Hall et al., 1974; Lovenberg, 1973; Orme-Johnson, 1973; Matsubara, 1972). The amino acid sequences are exemplified by those of Clostridium pasteurianum ferredoxin (Tanaka et al., 1966), spinach ferredoxin (Matsubara et al., 1967) and adrenodoxin (Tanaka et al., 1973).


Cysteine Residue Tryptophan Residue Spirulina Platensis Free Tryptophan Clostridium Pasteurianum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Matsubara
    • 1
  • Keishiro Wada
    • 1
  • Ryuichi Masaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceOsaka UniversityToyonaka, Osaka (560)Japan

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