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Hydroxide ion inhibits Photosystem II (PSII) activity by extracting Cl(-) from its binding site in the O(2)-evolving complex (OEC) under continuous illumination [Critchley, C., et al. (1982) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 682, 436]. The experiments reported here examine whether two subunits of PsbO, the manganese-stabilizing protein, bound to eukaryotic PSII play a(More)
Eukaryotic PsbO, the photosystem II (PSII) manganese-stabilizing protein, has two N-terminal sequences that are required for binding of two copies of the protein to PSII [Popelkova, H., et al. (2002) Biochemistry 41, 10038-10045; Popelkova, H., et al. (2003) Biochemistry 42, 6193-6200]. In the work reported here, a set of selected N-terminal truncation(More)
PsbO, the photosystem II manganese stabilizing protein, contains an aspartate residue [Asp157 (spinach numbering)], which is highly conserved in eukaryotic and prokaryotic PsbOs. The homology model of the PSII-bound conformation of spinach PsbO presented here positions Asp157 in the large flexible loop of the protein. We have characterized site-directed(More)
The W241F mutation in spinach manganese-stabilizing protein (PsbO) decreases binding to photosystem II (PSII); its thermostability is increased and reconstituted activity is lower [Wyman et al. (2008) Biochemistry 47, 6490-6498]. The results reported here show that W241F cannot adopt a normal solution structure and fails to reconstitute efficient Cl(-)(More)
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