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Physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of mitochondrial complex I in plants

  • Allan G. Rasmusson
  • Volker Heiser
  • Eduardo Zabaleta
  • Axel Brennicke
  • Lutz Grohmann
Publishing year: 1998-05-06
Language: English
Pages: 101-111
Publication/Series: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Volume: 1364
Issue: 2
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Respiratory complex I of plant mitochondria has to date been investigated with respect to physiological function, biochemical properties and molecular structure. In the respiratory chain complex I is the major entry gate for low potential electrons from matrix NADH, reducing ubiquinone and utilizing the released energy to pump protons across the inner membrane. Plant complex I is active against a background of several other NAD(P)H dehydrogenases, which do not contribute in proton pumping, but permit and establish several different routes of shuttling electrons from NAD(P)H to ubiquinone. Identification of the corresponding molecular structures, that is the proteins and genes of the different NADH dehydrogenases, will allow more detailed studies of this interactive regulatory network in plant mitochondria. Present knowledge of the structure of complex I and the respective mitochondrial and nuclear genes encoding various subunits of this complex in plants is summarized here. Copyright (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.


  • Botany
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gene expression
  • NADH dehydrogenase
  • Plant mitochondrion
  • Respiratory chain complex I
  • RNA processing


  • ISSN: 0005-2728
Allan Rasmusson
E-mail: allan [dot] rasmusson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


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