Quo vadis photorespiration: a tale of two aldolases.

  title={Quo vadis photorespiration: a tale of two aldolases.},
  author={Mark S Hixon and G Sinerius and Andr{\'e} Schneider and Christian Walter and W D Fessner and John V. Schloss},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={392 3},
An O2-consuming side reaction of D-ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase causes photorespiration in plants. This reaction may be an inevitable consequence of the enzyme's inability to protect its ene-diolate reaction intermediate from O2, a notion that is supported by the failure of persistent efforts to eliminate selectively its oxygenase activity by genetic manipulation. We have examined two a1dolases with similar ene-diolate intermediates, L-rhamnulose 1-phosphate aldolase and L-fuculose 1… CONTINUE READING