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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 field of RNA nanotechnology is rapidly emerging. RNA can be manipulated with the simplicity characteristic of DNA to produce nanoparticles with a diversity of quaternary structures by self-assembly. Additionally RNA is tremendously versatile in its function and some RNA molecules display catalytic activities much like proteins. Thus, RNA has the(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 microsomal fraction of avocado (Persea americana) mesocarp is a rich source of cytochrome P-450 active in the demethylation of xenobiotics. Cytochrome P-450 from this tissue has been purified and well characterized at the molecular level (DP O'Keefe, KJ Leto [1989] Plant Physiol 89: 1141-1149; KR Bozak, H Yu, R Sirevag, RE Christoffersen [1990] Proc(More)
BACKGROUND Significant neurological symptoms may be overlooked because of the traditional view that the non-Korsakoff's psychosis, middle aged alcoholic misuser is neurologically preserved. AIMS In this study, we wanted to investigate the presence of neurological symptoms in individuals with misuse or dependence on alcohol who were abstinent for at least(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 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)
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