David H. Stewart

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Photosystem II (PSII) contains two accessory chlorophylls (Chl(Z), ligated to D1-His118, and Chl(D), ligated to D2-His117), carotenoid (Car), and heme (cytochrome b(559)) cofactors that function as alternate electron donors under conditions in which the primary electron-donation pathway from the O(2)-evolving complex to P680(+) is inhibited. The(More)
The role of cytochrome b(559) in photosynthetic oxygen evolution has been investigated in three chloroplast mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, in which one of the two histidine axial ligands to the heme, provided by the alpha subunit, has been replaced by the residues methionine, tyrosine, and glutamine. Photosystem two complexes functional for oxygen(More)
Massive enlargement of an extracerebral cavernous malformation and extension across tissue planes is very uncommon. The authors present the case of a 49-year-old woman with a giant cavernous malformation in the left frontotemporal area. It progressively enlarged during several decades, extended through the calvaria to the extradural space, and was(More)
Fluorescent fatty acid labels have been incorporated into the palmitoylation sites of rhodopsin and used to probe the membrane accessibility and location of these sites. The fluorescence properties of anthroyloxy and pyrenyl fatty acids bound to rhodopsin were investigated in a reconstituted vesicle system. Collisional quenching of fluorescence by stearic(More)
Photosystem II (PSII) contains a collection of pheophytins (Pheo) and chlorophylls (Chl) that have unique absorbance spectra depending on their electronic structure and the surrounding protein environment. Despite numerous efforts to identify the spectra of each cofactor, differing assignments of the chromophore absorbance bands and electrochromic effects(More)
The blueprint for cellular diversity and response to environmental change is encoded in the cis-acting regulatory sequences of most genes. Deciphering this 'cis-regulatory code' requires multivariate data sets that examine how these regions coordinate transcription in response to diverse environmental stimuli and therapeutic treatments. We describe a(More)