Ascorbic Acid in Plants: Biosynthesis and Function

@article{Smirnoff2000AscorbicAI,
  title={Ascorbic Acid in Plants: Biosynthesis and Function},
  author={N. Smirnoff and G. Wheeler},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={35},
  pages={291 - 314}
}
  • N. Smirnoff, G. Wheeler
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • ABSTRACT Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is an abundant component of plants. It reaches a concentration of over 20 mM in chloroplasts and occurs in all cell compartments, including the cell wall. It has proposed functions in photosynthesis as an enzyme cofactor (including synthesis of ethylene, gibberellins and anthocyanins) and in control of cell growth. A biosynthetic pathway via GDP-mannose, GDP-L-galactose, L-galactose, and L-galactono-1,4-lactone has been proposed only recently and is supported… CONTINUE READING
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