Beverly J. Hallahan

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Manganese K-edge X-ray spectra have been obtained for Photosystem II samples isolated using Triton X-100 detergent and samples further purified by n-heptyl beta-D-thioglucoside detergent treatment to remove light-harvesting polypeptides and low-affinity calcium. The structure of the manganese complex is very similar for the two detergent preparations used.(More)
The psaA and psaB genes of the chloroplast genome in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms code for the major peptides of the Photosystem 1 reaction center. A heterodimer of the two polypeptides PsaA and PsaB is thought to bind the reaction center chlorophyll, P700, and the early electron acceptors A0, A1 and Fe-SX. Fe-SX is a 4Fe4S center requiring 4 cysteine(More)
The origin of the "S3" EPR signal from calcium-depleted photosystem 2 samples has been investigated. This signal is observed after freezing samples under illumination and has been assigned to an interaction between the manganese cluster and an oxidized histidine radical [Boussac et al. (1990) Nature 347; 303-306]. In calcium-depleted samples prepared by(More)
The nitrodiphenyl ether herbicide 5-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-2-nitroacetophenone oxime-O-(acetic acid, methyl ester) (DPEI) induced an abnormal accumulation of protoporphyrin IX in darkness in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, as determined by high-performance liquid chromatography and spectrofluorimetry. It also inhibited the increase(More)
The nitrodiphenyl ether herbicide 5-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-2-nitroacetophenone oxime-o-(acetic acid, methyl ester) (DPEI) induces light- and O(2)-dependent lipid peroxidation and chlorophyll (Chl) bleaching in the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus. Under conditions of O(2)-limitation, these effects are diminished by prometyne and(More)
The nitrodiphenyl ether herbicide 5-[2-chloro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-2-nitroacetophenone oxime-O-(acetic acid, methyl ester) (DPEI) induced an abnormal accumulation of protoporphyrin IX in darkness in the green alga Chiamydomonas reinhardtii, as determined by high-performance liquid chromatography and spectrofluorimetry. It also inhibited the increase(More)
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