Protein phosphorylation and redox sensing in chloroplast thylakoids

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Jun;1(3):217-23. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(98)80107-6.


Transduction of light dependent signals to redox sensitive kinases in photosynthetic membranes modulates energy transfer to the photochemical reaction centres and regulates biogenesis, stability and turnover of thylakoid protein complexes. The occupancy of the quinol-oxidation site of the cytochrome bf complex by plastoquinol and the redox state of protein thiol groups act as elements of the signal transducing chains.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chloroplasts / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Intracellular Membranes / metabolism
  • Light
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Phosphoprotein Phosphatases / metabolism
  • Phosphorylation
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Protein Kinases / metabolism


  • Plant Proteins
  • Protein Kinases
  • Phosphoprotein Phosphatases