Anastassia Khrouchtchova

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SUMMARY AtCYP38 is a thylakoid lumen protein comprising the immunophilin domain and the phosphatase inhibitor module. Here we show the association of AtCYP38 with the photosystem II (PSII) monomer complex and address its functional role using AtCYP38-deficient mutants. The dynamic greening process of etiolated leaves failed in the absence of AtCYP38, due to(More)
We show that the thylakoid membrane phosphoprotein TMP14 is a novel subunit of plant photosystem I (PSI). Blue native/SDS-PAGE and sucrose gradient fractionation demonstrated the association of the protein exclusively with PSI. We designate the protein PSI-P. The presence of PSI-P subunit in Arabidopsis mutants lacking other PSI subunits was analyzed and(More)
The NAD(P)H dehydrogenase (NDH) complex functions in photosystem I cyclic electron transfer in higher plant chloroplasts and is crucial for plant responses to environmental stress. Chloroplast NDH complex is a close relative to cyanobacterial NDH-1L complex, and all fifteen subunits so far identified in NDH-1L have homologs in the chloroplast NDH complex.(More)
SUPPRESSOR OF VARIEGATION 4 (SVR4, also called MRL7) and its homolog SVR4-like (also called MRL7-Like) were originally identified as important proteins for proper function of the chloroplast in Arabidopsis. Both are nuclear-encoded chloroplast-located proteins, and knockout mutants of either gene result in seedling lethality. Transmission electron(More)
A maize gene designated thylakoid assembly 8 (tha8) emerged from a screen for nuclear mutations that cause defects in the biogenesis of chloroplast thylakoid membranes. The tha8 gene encodes an unusual member of the pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) family, a family of helical repeat proteins that participate in various aspects of organellar RNA metabolism.(More)
VAR2 is an integral thylakoid membrane protein and a member of the versatile FtsH class of metalloproteases in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Recessive mutations in the VAR2 locus give rise to variegated plants (var2) that contain white sectors with abnormal plastids and green sectors with normal-appearing chloroplasts. In a continuing effort to isolate(More)
Traditionally chlorophyll (Chl) and Chl precursors have been studied in vitro or in leaf tissue at low temperature. These methods are destructive and make it impossible to work with the same individual plant later on. In this paper we present a method for in vivo detection of Chl and its precursors in seedling plants which can be rescued for further(More)
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