Occurrence of Mitochondria-targeted Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Gene in Animals Increases Organelle Resistance to Water StressJournal of Biological Chemistry (2009)
Anhydrobiotic animals survive virtually complete loss of cellular water. The mechanisms that explain this phenomenon are not fully understood but often include the accumulation of low molecular weight solutes such as trehalose and macromolecules like Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) proteins. Here we report for the first time the occurrence of a mitochondria-targeted LEA gene (Afrlea3m) product in an animal species.
Citation InformationMichael A Menze, Leaf Boswell, Mehmet Toner and Steven C. Hand. "Occurrence of Mitochondria-targeted Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) Gene in Animals Increases Organelle Resistance to Water Stress" Journal of Biological Chemistry Vol. 284 Iss. 16 (2009)
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