This invited paper is part of the Symposium-in-Print: Photobiology in Asia.
Towards a Functional Dissection of Thioredoxin Networks in Plant Cells†
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2007
Photochemistry and Photobiology
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages 145–151, January/February 2007
How to Cite
Hisabori, T., Motohashi, K., Hosoya-Matsuda, N., Ueoka-Nakanishi, H. and Romano, P. G. N. (2007), Towards a Functional Dissection of Thioredoxin Networks in Plant Cells. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 83: 145–151. doi: 10.1562/2006-02-27-IR-816
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2007
- Received 27 February 2006; accepted 13 May 2006; published online 17 May 2006
Thioredoxins are a ubiquitous family of redox equivalent mediators, long considered to possess a limited number of target enzymes. Recent progress in proteomic research has allowed the identification of a wide variety of candidate proteins with which this small protein may interact in vivo. Moreover, the activity of thioredoxin itself has been recently found to be subject to regulation by posttranslational modifications, adding an additional level of complexity to the function of this intriguing enzyme family. The current review charts the technical progress made in the continuing discovery of the numerous and diverse roles played by these proteins in the regulation of redox networks in plant cells.