Joan H. Argyroudi-Akoyunoglou

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The mRNA coding for light-harvesting complex of PSII (LHC-II) apoprotein is present in etiolated bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) leaves; its level is low in 5-day-old leaves, increases about 3 to 4 times in 9- to 13-day-old leaves, and decreases thereafter. A red light pulse induces an increase in LHC-II mRNA level, which is reversed by far red light, in all(More)
An attempt was made to answer whether the extent of thylakoid growth in Phaseolus vulgaris is controlled by a feedback inhibition mechanism, operating after insertion of all of the necessary components of the mature thylakoid, in the right amounts and ratio, or by parameters independent of the developmental stage of the membrane. This was done by following(More)
Isolated photosystem I (PSI)-110 particles, prepared using a minimal concentration of Triton X-100 [J. E. Mullet, J. J. Burke, and C. J. Arntzen (1980) Plant Physiol. 65, 814-822] and further subjected to short-term solubilization with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), were resolved into four pigment-containing bands on polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
Recent work has shown that the light-induced PS II core protein degradation, as monitored by immunostain reduction on Western blots, was stimulated even at low light during phosphorylation of thylakoid proteins in the presence of NaF, and that the thylakoid kinase inhibitor FSBA blocked completely the light- and ATP-stimulated degradation [Georgakopoulos(More)
Etiolated bean plants were grown in intermittent light with dark intervals of shorter or longer duration, to modulate the rate of chlorophyll accumulation, relative to that of the other thylakoid components formed. We thus produced conditions under which chlorophyll becomes more or less a limiting factor. We then tested whether LHC complexes can be(More)
The relationship between ribulose diphosphate carboxylase (3-phospho-d-glycerate carboxy-lyase [dimerizing], EC, formerly known as carboxydismutase) and protochlorophyllide holochrome of etiolated Phaseolus vulgaris leaves has been studied.A procedure for partially selective extraction of the two proteins was devised using tris-HCl buffer first(More)
Triton X-100 solubilized thylakoids, isolated from Phaseolus vulgaris chloroplasts, degrade endogenous or exogenously added LHC II. The degradation, as monitored by immunodetection of the remaining LHC II after incubation at 37°C, is activated by Mg++ and inhibited by pCMB, EDTA, PMSF and benzamidine; the activity under high light conditions parallels(More)
We studied photoacclimation in Spathiphyllum grown at an irradiance of 40 or 420 micromol/m2 s (LL or HL, respectively). All parameters studied responded to acclimation. Leaves at LL, in contrast to HL, were thinner and oriented perpendicular to the incident light, had more chlorophyll per g f w, fewer stomata on the upper leaf surface and a reduced layer(More)