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Nitrogen 2018, 1(1), 12-20; https://doi.org/10.3390/nitrogen1010003

Assessing Nitric Oxide (NO) in Higher Plants: An Outline

Group of Antioxidants, Free Radicals and Nitric Oxide in Biotechnology, Food and Agriculture, Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology of Plants, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, CSIC, C/Profesor Albareda 1, E-18008 Granada, Spain
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Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 4 May 2018
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Abstract

Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical and a component of the N-cycle. Nevertheless, NO is likewise endogenously produced inside plant cells where it participates in a myriad of physiological functions, as well as in the mechanism of response against abiotic and biotic stresses. At biochemical level, NO has a family of derived molecules designated as reactive nitrogen species (RNS) which finally can interact with different bio-macromolecules including proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids affecting their functions. The present review has the goal to provide a comprehensive and quick overview of the relevance of NO in higher plants, especially for those researchers who are not familiar in this research area in higher plants. View Full-Text
Keywords: nitric oxide; nitration; S-nitrosation; reactive nitrogen species nitric oxide; nitration; S-nitrosation; reactive nitrogen species
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Corpas, F.J.; Palma, J.M. Assessing Nitric Oxide (NO) in Higher Plants: An Outline. Nitrogen 2018, 1, 12-20.

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