The mechanism of iron homeostasis in the unicellular cyanobacterium synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and its relationship to oxidative stress.

@article{Shcolnick2009TheMO,
  title={The mechanism of iron homeostasis in the unicellular cyanobacterium synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and its relationship to oxidative stress.},
  author={Sigal Shcolnick and Tina C Summerfield and Lilia Reytman and Louis A. Sherman and Nir Keren},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={150 4},
  pages={2045-56}
}
In this article, we demonstrate the connection between intracellular iron storage and oxidative stress response in cyanobacteria. Iron is essential for the survival of all organisms. However, the redox properties that make iron a valuable cofactor also lead to oxidative interactions, resulting in the formation of harmful radicals. Therefore, iron accumulation in cells should be tightly regulated, a process in which ferritin family proteins play an important role. Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803… CONTINUE READING
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