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It is shown that restoration of photoinduced electron flow and O2 evolution with Mn2+ in Mn-depleted photosystem II (PSII) membrane fragments isolated from spinach chloroplasts is considerably increased with bicarbonate in the region pH 5.0-8.0 in bicarbonate-depleted medium. In buffered solutions equilibrated with the atmosphere (nondepleted of(More)
Copper is an essential metal for normal plant growth and development, although it is also potentially toxic. Copper participates in numerous physiological processes and is an essential cofactor for many metalloproteins, however, problems arise when excess copper is present in cells. Excess copper inhibits plant growth and impairs important cellular(More)
The unusual tolerance to heat stress of STR7, an atrazine-resistant mutant isolated from photosynthetic cell-suspension cultures of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr. cv. Corsoy) and characterized previously [M. Alfonso et al. (1996) Plant Physiol 112:1499–1508] has been studied. The STR7 mutant maintained normal growth and fluorescence parameters at higher(More)
Oxygen evolution by photosystem II membranes was inhibited by Cu(II) when 2,6-dichlorobenzoquinone or ferricyanide, but not silicomolybdate, was used as electron acceptor. This indicated that Cu(II) affected the reducing side of the photosystem II. The inhibition curves of Cu(II), o-phenanthroline and 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea (DCMU), were(More)
Strong illumination of Cu(II)-inhibited photosystem II membranes resulted in a faster loss of oxygen evolution activity compared with that of the intact samples. The phenomenon was oxygen- and temperature-dependent. However, D1 protein degradation rate was similar in both preparations and slower than that found in non-oxygen evolving PSII particles (i.e.(More)
The influence of Cu(II) inhibition on the primary reactions of photosystem II (PSII) electron transport was studied by picosecond time-resolved fluorescence on isolated PSII membranes. The fluorescence decay from Cu(II)-inhibited PSII centers showed a dominant amplitude of a fast phase (100-300 ps) similar to PSII centers in the uninhibited "open state" and(More)
We provide data from in vitro experiment on the polypeptide composition, photosynthetic electron transport and oxygen evolution activity of intact photosystem II (PSII) preparations under Cu(II) toxicity conditions. Low Cu(II) concentrations (Cu(II) per PSII reaction centre unit < 230) that caused around 50% inhibition of variable chlorophyll a fluorescence(More)
We have identified a copper P(1B)-ATPase transporter in soybean (Glycine max), named as GmHMA8, homologue to cyanobacterial PacS and Arabidopsis thaliana AtHMA8 (PAA2) transporters. A novel specific polyclonal anti-GmHMA8 antibody raised against a synthetic peptide reacted with a protein of an apparent mass of around 180-200 kDa in chloroplast and thylakoid(More)
Intrinsically disordered proteins, found in all living organisms, are essential for basic cellular functions and complement the function of ordered proteins. It has been shown that protein disorder is linked to the G + C content of the genome. Furthermore, recent investigations have suggested that the evolutionary dynamics of the plant nucleus adds(More)
The steady state fluorescence properties of the photosystem II reaction center (D1-D2-cyt-b559 complex, PSII-RC) have been investigated by site-selection spectroscopy. The pattern of the vibronic bands in the emission spectra is used to identify the fluorescing species that have their absorption maxima on the red edge of the spectrum (at around 682 nm). At(More)