Phylogeny, topology, structure and functions of membrane-bound class III peroxidases in vascular plants

Phytochemistry. 2011 Jul;72(10):1124-35. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.11.023. Epub 2011 Jan 4.


Peroxidases are key player in the detoxification of reactive oxygen species during cellular metabolism and oxidative stress. Membrane-bound isoenzymes have been described for peroxidase superfamilies in plants and animals. Recent studies demonstrated a location of peroxidases of the secretory pathway (class III peroxidases) at the tonoplast and the plasma membrane. Proteomic approaches using highly enriched plasma membrane preparations suggest organisation of these peroxidases in microdomains, a developmentally regulation and an induction of isoenzymes by oxidative stress. Phylogenetic relations, topology, putative structures, and physiological function of membrane-bound class III peroxidases will be discussed.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Models, Molecular
  • Peroxidases* / chemistry
  • Peroxidases* / genetics
  • Peroxidases* / metabolism
  • Phylogeny
  • Plant Cells
  • Plants / enzymology*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Protein Binding
  • Protein Conformation
  • Proteomics


  • Peroxidases