Silencing of tomato mitochondrial uncoupling protein disrupts redox poise and antioxidant enzymes activities balance under oxidative stress

@article{Chen2013SilencingOT,
  title={Silencing of tomato mitochondrial uncoupling protein disrupts redox poise and antioxidant enzymes activities balance under oxidative stress},
  author={Shuangchen Chen and Airong Liu and Degang Ji and Xiaomin Lin and Zimei Liu and Xiao-Jian Xia and Dilin Liu and Golam Jalal Ahammed},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={57},
  pages={9-19}
}
Plant mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (pUCPs) play important roles in generation of metabolic thermogenesis, response to stress situation, and regulation of energy metabolism. Although the signaling pathways for the pUCPs-regulated plant energy metabolism and thermogenesis are well studied, the role of pUCPs in the regulation of plant stress tolerance has not been fully substantiated. Here we showed that mitochondrial uncoupling protein was required for effective antioxidant enzymes… CONTINUE READING