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The multiplicity of dehydrogenases in the electron transport chain of plant mitochondria

  • Allan Rasmusson
  • Daniela Geisler
  • Ian M Møller
Publishing year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 47-60
Publication/Series: The Mitochondrion
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

The electron transport chain in mitochondria of different organisms contains a mixture of common and specialised components. The specialised enzymes form branches to the universal electron path, especially at the level of ubiquinone, and allow the chain to adjust to different cellular and metabolic requirements. In plants, specialised components have been known for a long time. However, recently, the known number of plant respiratory chain dehydrogenases has increased, including both components specific to plants and those with mammalian counterparts. This review will highlight the novel branches and their consequences for the understanding of electron transport and redundancy of electron paths.


  • Biological Sciences
  • Ubiquinone
  • Plant mitochondria
  • Electron transport chain
  • NADH
  • Carbon metabolism


Allan Rasmusson
E-mail: allan [dot] rasmusson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


Molecular Cell Biology

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