Cecilie Ida Cetti Hansen
Section for Plant Biochemistry
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C
My research focuses on the biosynthesis, evolution and physiological function of specialized metabolites in different plants species with special focus on the superfamily of cytochromes P450 (CYPs) and their redox partner, the NADPH-dependent cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR). Together, these membrane-bound enzymes play key roles in metabolite biosynthesis, which ultimately allow plants to respond and interact with their biotic and abiotic environment.
Each higher plant species possesses more than hundred different CYPs, which catalyze different steps in general and specialized metabolism such as the synthesis of essential hormones and bio-active natural products. In contrast, each separate plant species usually possesses 1 to 3 different PORs present in sub-stoichiometric amounts compared to the total level of CYPs present. Specific orchestration of the electron transfer processes from a POR to a specific CYP is thus required in the course of plant growth and development and to enable the plant to respond to biotic and abiotic stresses encountered.
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