Kenji Takasaka

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We present here the crystal structure of CyanoP (Tlr2075) from Thermosynechococcus elongatus at 2.8 A. CyanoP is a substoichiometric component of the isolated cyanobacterial Photosystem II (PSII) complex, distantly related to the PsbP extrinsic subunit of the oxygen-evolving PSII complex in higher plants and green algae. Despite the relatively low degree of(More)
The PsbQ-like protein, termed CyanoQ, found in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is thought to bind to the lumenal surface of photosystem II (PSII), helping to shield the Mn4CaO5 oxygen-evolving cluster. CyanoQ is, however, absent from the crystal structures of PSII isolated from thermophilic cyanobacteria raising the possibility that the(More)
The biogenesis and oxygen-evolving activity of cyanobacterial Photosystem II (PSII) is dependent on a number of accessory proteins not found in the crystallised dimeric complex. These include Psb27, a small lipoprotein attached to the lumenal side of PSII, which has been assigned a role in regulating the assembly of the Mn4Ca cluster catalysing water(More)
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