A small family of LLS1-related non-heme oxygenases in plants with an origin amongst oxygenic photosynthesizers

@article{Gray2004ASF,
  title={A small family of LLS1-related non-heme oxygenases in plants with an origin amongst oxygenic photosynthesizers},
  author={John W. Gray and Ellen Wardzala and Manli Yang and Steffen Reinbothe and Steve Haller and Florencia Pauli},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={54},
  pages={39-54}
}
Conservation of Lethal-leaf spot 1 (Lls1) lesion mimic gene in land plants including moss is consistent with its recently reported function as pheophorbide a oxygenase (Pao) which catalyzes a key step in chlorophyll degradation (Pruzinska et al., 2003). A bioinformatics survey of complete plant genomes reveals that LLS1(PAO) belongs to a small 5-member family of non-heme oxygenases defined by the presence of Rieske and mononuclear iron-binding domains. This gene family includes chlorophyll a… CONTINUE READING