project . 2015 - 2017 . Closed

FeSensor

Finding the iron sensing protein in crop plants
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 655043 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 183,455 EURFunder Contribution: 183,455 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 May 2015
    End Date
    30 Apr 2017
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Iron (Fe) is needed for all living organisms but in high concentrations within the cell it is toxic, therefore balancing the physiological level of iron is essential. Although the Fe sensing mechanism has been described for a wide variety of living forms, from bacteria to mammals, no clear information about how plants sense Fe is available. Whether or not Fe is sensed in roots or in shoots or in both, the chemical form of the Fe or the identity of the sensing protein, remains unknown. In yeast and mammals, Fe is sensed via Fe-S proteins, but in plants the Fe sensing mechanism has been shown to be independent from Fe-S cluster assembly in the mitochondria or cyto...
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Description
Iron (Fe) is needed for all living organisms but in high concentrations within the cell it is toxic, therefore balancing the physiological level of iron is essential. Although the Fe sensing mechanism has been described for a wide variety of living forms, from bacteria to mammals, no clear information about how plants sense Fe is available. Whether or not Fe is sensed in roots or in shoots or in both, the chemical form of the Fe or the identity of the sensing protein, remains unknown. In yeast and mammals, Fe is sensed via Fe-S proteins, but in plants the Fe sensing mechanism has been shown to be independent from Fe-S cluster assembly in the mitochondria or cyto...
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