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Strategies for psbA gene expression in cyanobacteria, green algae and higher plants: from transcription to PSII repair.
The Photosystem (PS) II of cyanobacteria, green algae and higher plants is prone to light-induced inactivation, the D1 protein being the primary target of such damage. As a consequence, the D1Expand
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Psb28 is involved in recovery of photosystem II at high temperature in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.
Psb28 is an extrinsic protein of photosystem II (PSII), which is conserved among photosynthetic organisms from cyanobacteria to higher plants. A unicellular cyanobacterium, Synechocystis sp. PCCExpand
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Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for the development of thylakoid membranes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Phosphatidylglycerol is a ubiquitous phospholipid in the biological membranes of many organisms. In plants, phosphatidylglycerol is mainly present in thylakoid membranes and has been suggested toExpand
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Effects of the Lack of Phosphatidylglycerol on the Donor Side of Photosystem II1[OA]
Our previous studies with the pgsA mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 (hereafter termed pgsA mutant), which is defective for the biosynthesis of phosphatidylglycerol (PG),Expand
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Lipids in oxygen-evolving photosystem II complexes of cyanobacteria and higher plants.
Lipids in dimeric photosystem II complexes prepared from two species of cyanobacteria, Thermosynechococcus vulcanus and Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, and two higher plants, spinach and rice, wereExpand
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Digalactosyldiacylglycerol Is Required for Stabilization of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II1[C][OA]
The galactolipid digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG) is present in the thylakoid membranes of oxygenic photosynthetic organisms such as higher plants and cyanobacteria. Recent x-ray crystallographicExpand
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Positive Regulation of psbA Gene Expression by cis-Encoded Antisense RNAs in Synechocystis sp. PCC 68031[OA]
The D1 protein of photosystem II in the thylakoid membrane of photosynthetic organisms is encoded by psbA genes, which in cyanobacteria occur in the form of a small gene family. Light-dependentExpand
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The Antisense RNA As1_flv4 in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 Prevents Premature Expression of the flv4-2 Operon upon Shift in Inorganic Carbon Supply*
Background: Flavodiiron proteins encoded by the flv4-2 operon are photoprotective for photosystem II, but their regulation of expression has remained enigmatic. Results: Expression of flv4-2 isExpand
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Identification of an Arabidopsis thaliana gene for cardiolipin synthase located in mitochondria
Cardiolipin (CL) is an anionic phospholipid with a dimeric structure. In eukaryotes, it is primarily localized in the inner membranes of mitochondria. Although the biosynthetic pathway of CL is wellExpand
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Phosphatidylglycerol Is Essential for Oligomerization of Photosystem I Reaction Center1
Our earlier studies with the pgsA mutant of Synechocystis PCC6803 demonstrated the important role of phosphatidylglycerol (PG) in PSII dimer formation and in electron transport between the primaryExpand
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