7. Making Sense of Oxygen

  1. Abhik Ghosh
  1. Marie-Alda Gilles-Gonzalez

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch7

Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

How to Cite

Gilles-Gonzalez, M.-A. (2011) Making Sense of Oxygen, in Letters to a Young Chemist (ed A. Ghosh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118007099.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Author Information

  1. UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390 - 9038 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390436

Online ISBN: 9781118007099



  • oxygen, and making sense of it - beneficial and pathogenic interactions of bacteria with hosts, gauged by analogous oxygen sensors;
  • oxygen sensors, considered - how living beings sense molecular oxygen;
  • FIXL sensor - O2 sensor proteins discovered in rhizobia, kinases called FixL


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Retracing My Roots

  • Oxygen Sensors

  • The Fixl Sensor

  • It's All Connected

  • Acknowledgments

  • Further Reading