Disulfides & organelles

Louis Hom lhom at nature.berkeley.edu
Sat Nov 9 19:18:09 EST 1996

So, as far as I know, the cytoplasm is a reducing environment, so that the
tendency is for cysteins to be found in the reduced state.  In contrast, the
extracellular environment favors disulfide formation (I hope I'm right so
	So my question is, is it generally true that you'd expect to see
disulfide formation in structures/organelles that are topologically
equivalent to the outside of the cell? 
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