Chloroplastic NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase Complex and Cyclic Electron Transport around Photosystem I

  • Endo, Tsuyoshi (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University) ;
  • Ishida, Satoshi (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University) ;
  • Ishikawa, Noriko (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University) ;
  • Sato, Fumihiko (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
  • Received : 2008.03.27
  • Accepted : 2008.03.29
  • Published : 2008.04.30


Recent molecular genetics studies have revealed that cyclic electron transport around photosystem I is essential for normal photosynthesis and growth of plants. Chloroplastic NAD(P)H dehydorgenase (NDH) complex, a homologue of the complex I in respiratory electron transport, is involved in one of two cyclic pathways. Recent studies on the function and structure of the NDH complex are reviewed.


Complex I;Cyclic Electron Transport;NAD(P)H Dehydrogenase;NDH-1;Photosynthesis


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