The presence of glutathione and glutathione reductase in chloroplasts: A proposed role in ascorbic acid metabolism

Planta. 1976 Jan;133(1):21-5. doi: 10.1007/BF00386001.


Both glutathione and an NADPH-dependent glutathione reductase are present in spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) chloroplasts. It is proposed that glutathione functions to stabilise enzymes of the Calvin cycle, and it may also act to keep ascorbic acid in chloroplasts in the reduced form.