Regulation of superoxide dismutase expression by copper availability

  title={Regulation of superoxide dismutase expression by copper availability},
  author={Christopher M. Cohu and Marinus Pilon},
doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2007.00879.x The most abundant copper proteins in green tissues are plastocyanin (PC) in thylakoids and copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (Cu/ZnSOD) of which the major isoforms are found in the cytosol and in the chloroplast stroma. An iron superoxide dismutase (FeSOD) can also be found in the stroma. The expression of superoxide dismutases (SODs) has been studied mainly in the context of abiotic stress. However, the availability of metal cofactors may also determine SOD… CONTINUE READING