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Redox homeostasis: Opening up ascorbate transport

Ascorbate is synthesized in mitochondria but needed in chloroplasts. Identification of a transporter bridging the chloroplast envelope membranes that separate cell cytoplasm from chloroplast stroma reveals a connection between ascorbate transport and cellular redox homeostasis.

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The author thanks KBBE-2012-6-311840 (ECOSEED) for financial support.

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  1. Christine Foyer is in Centre for Plant Sciences, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

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