The field of redox is rapidly changing, specifically in relation to plants where redox reactions are exacerbated compared to non-photosynthetic organisms. The development of proteomics has allowed the identification of hundreds of molecular targets of these systems, and the recent discovery of glutaredoxin's ability to bind iron sulfur centers (ISCs) and to participate in ISC assembly in other apoproteins has provided many new insights. This volume presents new research on oxidative stress in plants, ranging from the production of reactive oxygen species or reactive nitrogen species, to their accumulation, their involvement in signal transduction, and their degradation, while also covering the links among oxidative stress and biotic and abiotic stresses.

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Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology

Table of Contents

1. Oxidation of proteins in plants - mechanisms and consequences (Lee J. Sweetlove and Ian M. Moller)
2. Reactive oxygen species: regulation of plant growth and development (Hyun-Soon Kim, Yoon-Sik Kim, Kyu-Woong Hahn, Hyouk Joung and Jae-Heung Jeon)
3. Ultraviolet-B induced changes in gene expression and antioxidants in plants (S.B. Agrawal, Suruchi Singh, Madhoolika Agrawal)
4. Roles of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and gamma-glutamyl cyclotransferase in glutathione and glutathione-conjugate metabolism in plants (Naoko Ohkama-Ohtsu, Keiichi Fukuyama, David J. Oliver)
5. The Redox State, a Referee of the Legume-Rhizobia Symbiotic Game (Pierre Frendo, Chiara Pucciariello, Alain Puppo and Daniel Marino)
6. Reactive oxygen species in Phanerochaete chrysosporium: Relationship between extracellular oxidative and intracellular antioxidant systems (Melanie Morel, Andrew A. Ngadin, Jean-Pierre Jacquot and Eric Gelhaye)
7. Physiological impact of thioredoxin- and glutaredoxin-mediated redox regulation in cyanobacteria (Toru Hisabori and Yoshitaka Nishiyama)
8. Use of transgenic plants to uncover strategies for maintenance of redox-homeostasis during photosynthesis (Renate Scheibe, Simone Holtgrefe, Nicolas Konig, Inga Strodtkotter, Ingo Voss and Guy T. Hanke)
9. Redundancy and crosstalk within the thioredoxin and glutathione pathways: a new development in plants. (J.P Reichheld, T. Bashandy, W. Siala, C. Riondet, V. Delorme, A. Meyer, and Y. Meyer)
10. Protein Import in Chloroplasts: An Emerging Regulatory Role for Redox (Monica Balsera, Jurgen Soll and Bob B. Buchanan)
11. Glutaredoxins in development and stress responses of plants (Sabine Zachgo and Shutian Li)
12. Glutathionylation in photosynthetic organisms (Stephane D. Lemaire, Mariette Bedhomme, Laure Michelet, Mirko Zaffagnini and Xing-Huang Gao)
13. Glutaredoxin: the missing link between thiol-disulfide oxidoreductases and iron sulphur enzymes (Benjamin S


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