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Trends Plant Sci. 1999 Oct;4(10):388-394.

Plant thioredoxins and glutaredoxins: identity and putative roles.

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Laboratoire de Physiologie et de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, UMR 5545, Université de Perpignan, Avenue de Villeneuve, 66025 Perpignan, France.

Abstract

Thioredoxins and glutaredoxins are ubiquitous proteins that reduce disulphide bridges of oxidized target proteins in vitro. In contrast to the situations in other organisms, phylogenic analysis has indicated that plant thioredoxins and glutaredoxins are present as multigenic families, and that thioredoxins have several subclasses. Thioredoxins and glutaredoxins are probably involved in similar physiological events - the major challenge is to identify their specific targets and establish the function of these proteins in vivo.

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10498962

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