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(␮-O) 2 in superoxidized manganese catalase has been suggested as the basis for inactivity of this oxidation state; G. argued against a Mn valence change on S 2 3 S 3 , and Yachandra et al. (4) have proposed that one-electron oxidation of the bridging oxo group (or groups) occurs. However, a similar bridging oxyl ligand formulation for intermediate X in(More)
The set up described in Steffen et al. (Biochemistry 40:173-180, 2001) was used to monitor in the time domain from 100 ns to 10 s single turnover flash-induced transients of the normalized fluorescence yield (SFITFY) on dark-adapted cells of the thermophilic algae Chlorella pyrenoidosa Chick. Perfect data fit was achieved within the framework of a(More)
The transients of normalized fluorescence yield induced by an actinic laser flash in dark adapted leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana plants were measured with new equipment, that was developed as part of this work and permits the covarage of a wide time domain of 8 decades from 100 ns to 10 s. The raw data obtained were processed and analyzed within the(More)
Structural properties of the isolated extrinsic regulatory 33 kDa protein of the water-oxidizing complex were analyzed at different pH values. It was found that (a) titrations of the buffer capacity reveal a characteristic hysteresis effect that is unique for the 33 kDa subunit and is not observed for the other extrinsic proteins, (b) changes of the(More)
Our recently presented PS II model (Belyaeva et al., 2008) was improved in order to permit a consistent simulation of Single Flash Induced Transient Fluorescence Yield (SFITFY) traces that were earlier measured by Steffen et al. (2005) on whole leaves of Arabidopsis (A.) thaliana at four different energies of the actinic flash. As the essential(More)
Suitable treatment of thylakoids with hydrazine permits a high population of the redox states S0, S-1, and S-2 in the water oxidase. Experiments performed with dark-adapted samples enriched either in the oxidized or reduced form of the redox-active tyrosine, YD, of polypeptide D2 reveal that YoxD is a unique endogenous oxidant within the PS II complex which(More)
The reactions of light induced oxidative water splitting were analyzed within the framework of the empirical rate constant-distance relationship of non-adiabatic electron transfer in biological systems (C. C. Page, C. C. Moser, X. Chen , P. L. Dutton, Nature 402 (1999) 47-52) on the basis of structure information on Photosystem II (PS II) (A. Guskov, A.(More)
The protein composition, steady state and time-resolved fluorescence emission spectra were studied in solubilized and aggregated LHCII complexes, that were prepared according to two different isolation protocols: (1) by fractionation of cation-depleted thylakoid membranes using the non-ionic detergent Triton X-100 according to the procedure of Burke et al.(More)
This study compares the properties of the extrinsic 33 kDa subunit acting as 'manganese stabilizing protein' (MSP) of the water oxidizing complex with characteristic features of proteins that are known to attain a 'natively unfolded' or a 'molten globule' structure. The analysis leads to the conclusion that the MSP in solution is most likely a 'molten(More)
An intrinsic 22 kDa protein of photosystem II has been shown to possess high sequence homology with the CAB gene products, but differs from these proteins by an additional putative fourth transmembrane helix. This protein, designated PSII-S in accordance with the assignment of the name psbS to its gene, has been isolated by nonionic detergents and(More)