Hiroyuki Mino

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Magnetic properties of the S1-state manganese cluster in the oxygen-evolving photosystem II were studied by parallel polarization electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Dark minus light spectra gave rise to a broad S1-state signal with a g value of about 4.9 [Dexheimer, S. L., Klein, M. P. (1992) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 114, 2821-2826]. Temperature(More)
The light-induced new EPR signals at g = 12 and 8 were observed in photosystem II (PS II) membranes by parallel polarization EPR. The signals were generated after two flashes of illumination at room temperature, and the signal intensity had four flashes period oscillation, indicating that the signal origin could be ascribed to the S3-state. Successful(More)
Effects of adding monovalent alkali metal cations to Ca(2+)-depleted photosystem (PS)II membranes on the biochemical and spectroscopic properties of the oxygen-evolving complex were studied. The Ca(2+)-dependent oxygen evolution was competitively inhibited by K(+), Rb(+), and Cs(+), the ionic radii of which are larger than the radius of Ca(2+) but not(More)
The function of menaquinone as electron acceptor A 1 was identified by EPR in the purified type 1 homodimeric reaction center core complex (RC core) of an anoxygenic photosynthetic bacterium, Heliobacterium modesticaldum. After illumination of the RC core at 210 K in the absence and presence of dithionite, we detected the radical of a special pair of(More)
Binding of Mn2+ to manganese-depleted photosystem II and electron donation from the bound Mn2+ to an oxidized YZ tyrosine were studied under the same equilibrium conditions. Mn2+ associated with the depleted membranes in a nonsaturating manner when added alone, but only one Mn2+ ion per photosystem II (PS II) was bound to the membranes in the presence of(More)
Electron transfer in the membranes and the type I reaction center (RC) core protein complex isolated from Heliobacterium modesticaldum was studied by optical and ESR spectroscopy. The RC is a homodimer of PshA proteins. In the isolated membranes, illumination at 14 K led to accumulation of a stable ESR signal of the reduced iron-sulfur center F(B)(-) in the(More)
Doublet signal and singlet-like signal induced in Ca(2+)-depleted PS II were investigated by pulsed EPR in one-dimensionally oriented photosystem (PS) II membranes. The doublet signal showed marked angular dependent change in its spectrum in term of the applied magnetic field, indicating that the magnetic dipole-dipole interaction is mainly responsible for(More)
The S2 state of the oxygen-evolving Mn-cluster of Photosystem II (PS II) is known to have different forms that exhibit the g =2 multiline and g = 4.1 EPR signals. These two spin forms are interconvertible at > 200 K and the relative amplitudes of the two signals are dependent on the species of cryoprotectant and alcohol contained in the medium. Also, it was(More)
The moderately halotolerant cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 contains a plasma membrane aquaporin, AqpZ. We previously reported that AqpZ plays a role in glucose metabolism under photomixotrophic growth conditions, suggesting involvement of AqpZ in cytosolic osmolarity homeostasis. To further elucidate the physiological role of AqpZ, we have(More)
Protons in the vicinity of the oxygen-evolving manganese cluster in photosystem II were studied by proton matrix ENDOR. Six pairs of proton ENDOR signals were detected in both the S(0) and S(2) states of the Mn-cluster. Two pairs of signals that show hyperfine constants of 2.3/2.2 and 4.0 MHz, respectively, disappeared after D(2)O incubation in both states.(More)