On the Occurrence of Oxidoreductases in the Apoplast of Leguminosae and Gramineae and their Significance in the Study of Plasmamembrane-Bound Redox Activities

  • Rodolfo Federico
  • Chiara Alisi
  • Riccardo Angelini
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Growing evidence is currently being gathered on the occurrence and physiological importance of plasmamembrane-bound redox systems in plants1,2. These activities are able to accept electrons from NADH and/or NADPH and to reduce both natural (O2,Fe3+) and artificial (ferricyanide, cytochrome c) substrates. Several physiological roles have been envisaged for NAD(P)H oxidases including: proton translocation3, extracellular Fe3+ reduction 4 and blue light response5.


Extracellular Fluid Amine Oxidase Diamine Oxidase Cicer Arietinum Proton Translocation3 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodolfo Federico
    • 1
  • Chiara Alisi
    • 1
  • Riccardo Angelini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversità “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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