The dynamic thiol-disulphide redox proteome of the Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplast as revealed by differential electrophoretic mobility

Physiol Plant. 2008 Jul;133(3):566-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2008.01103.x. Epub 2008 Jul 1.


The dynamics of the thiol-disulphide redox proteome is central to cell function and its regulation. Altered mobility of proteins in the oxidized and reduced state allows the MS-based identification of those thiol-disulphide proteins that undergo major conformational changes. A proteomic approach was taken with thylakoid-bound, luminal and ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco)-less stromal subproteome fractions of the chloroplast from Arabidopsis thaliana. Among the 49 verified polypeptides were 22 novel redox proteins, previously not reported as being part of the redox proteome. Among the redox-affected proteins were PsbA (D1), PsaA1 and PsaF, chloroplast monodehydroascorbate reductase and also the Deg1 protease. Recombinant Deg1 and Deg2 revealed redox dependence of their proteolytic activity. The data provide new insights into the redox network of the chloroplast.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism*
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism*
  • Chloroplasts / metabolism*
  • Computational Biology
  • Disulfides / chemistry
  • Disulfides / metabolism*
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Two-Dimensional
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Models, Biological
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Proteome / genetics
  • Proteome / metabolism*
  • Recombinant Proteins / metabolism
  • Ribulose-Bisphosphate Carboxylase / genetics
  • Ribulose-Bisphosphate Carboxylase / metabolism
  • Serine Endopeptidases / genetics
  • Serine Endopeptidases / metabolism
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization
  • Sulfhydryl Compounds / chemistry
  • Sulfhydryl Compounds / metabolism*


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Disulfides
  • Proteome
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Sulfhydryl Compounds
  • Deg1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Deg2 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Serine Endopeptidases
  • Ribulose-Bisphosphate Carboxylase