Xanthophylls are coloured isoprenoid metabolites synthesized in many organisms with a variety of functions from the attraction of animals for impollination to absorption of light energy for photosynthesis to photoprotection against photooxidative stress. The finding by Proctor and co-workers makes a new addition to the last type of functions by showing that zeaxanthin is instrumental in coordinating chlorophyll biosynthesis with the insertion of pigment-binding proteins into the photosynthetic membrane by glueing the protein components catalyzing these functions into a supercomplex and regulating its activity.
|Titolo:||A new function for the xanthophyll zeaxanthin: glueing chlorophyll biosynthesis to thylakoid protein assembly|
BASSI, Roberto [Writing – Review & Editing] (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.02 Recensione in Rivista|