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Electrons in Fe-S protein assembly

Nature Chemical Biology volume 6, pages 700701 (2010) | Download Citation

Iron-sulfur (Fe-S) clusters are among nature's simplest and most versatile agents of electron transfer. Remarkably, their biological assembly involves an obligatory electron transfer event. It is now revealed that parallel but distinct electron transfer pathways are separately required for compartment-specific Fe-S protein maturation.

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  1. Patricia C. Dos Santos is in the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

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  2. Dennis R. Dean is at the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

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