Protein Carbonylation in Plants

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This chapter provides an overview of the current knowledge on protein carbonylation in plants and its role in plant physiology. It starts with a brief outline of the turnover and production sites of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plants and the causes of protein carbonylation. This is followed by a description of the methods used to study protein carbonylation in plants, which is also very brief as the methods are similar to those used in studies on animals. The chapter also focuses on protein carbonylation in plants in general and in mitochondria and in seeds in particular, as case stories where specific carbonylated proteins have been identified. Protein carbonylation appears to accumulate at all stages of seed development and germination investigated to date. In some cases, such as seed aging, it is probably simply an accumulation of oxidative damage. However, in other cases protein carbonylation may be involved in regulatory and/or signaling pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtein Carbonylation : Principles, Analysis, and Biological Implications
EditorsJoaquim Ros
Publication date17. May 2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-07491-5
ISBN (Electronic)9781119374947
Publication statusPublished - 17. May 2017
SeriesWiley series on mass spectrometry


  • Mitochondria
  • Oxidative damage
  • Plant physiology
  • Protein carbonylation
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Seeds


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