Aaron J. Wyman

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This minireview presents a summary of information available on the secondary and tertiary structure of manganese stabilizing protein (MSP) in solution, and on the identity of amino acid residues that affect binding and functional assembly of this protein into Photosystem II. New data on the secondary structure of C-terminal mutants and 90 °C-heated(More)
The 33-kDa manganese-stabilizing protein (MSP) of Photosystem II (PS II) maintains the functional stability of the Mn cluster in the enzyme’s active site. This protein has been shown to possess characteristics similar to those of the intrinsically disordered, or natively unfolded proteins [Lydakis-Simantiris et al. (1999b) Biochemistry 38: 404–414].(More)
The extrinsic photosystem II PsbO subunit (manganese-stabilizing protein) contains near-UV CD signals from its complement of aromatic amino acid residues (one Trp, eight Tyr, and 13 Phe residues). Acidification, N-bromosuccinimide modification of Trp, reduction or elimination of a disulfide bond, or deletion of C-terminal amino acids abolishes these(More)
The Photosystem II (PS II) manganese stabilizing protein (MSP) possesses characteristics, including thermostability, ascribed to the natively unfolded class of proteins (Lydakis-Simantiris et al. (1999) Biochemistry 38: 404–414). A site-directed mutant of MSP, C28A, C51A, which lacks the -S–S- bridge, also binds to PS II at wild-type levels and(More)
Zygotes of the brown alga Fucus distichus (L.) Powell develop polarity prior to the first embryonic cell division and retain a pattern of asymmetric growth during early embryogenesis. In order to identify F. distichus polypeptides secreted during asymmetric cell growth, we used a functional assay in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to screen a cDNA library(More)
Phenol sulfotransferases (SULT1s, EC 2.8.2.1) catalyze sulfuryl group transfer from 3'-phosphoadenosine-5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS) to the hydroxyl oxygen of aromatic acceptor substrates. Previous work with the bovine SULT1A1 has utilized the highly fluorescent substrate 7-hydroxycoumarin (7-HC, umbelliferone) as an acceptor substrate [Biochem. Biophys. Res.(More)
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