Klaas J. van Wijk

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An extensive analysis of the Arabidopsis thaliana peripheral and integral thylakoid membrane proteome was performed by sequential extractions with salt, detergent, and organic solvents, followed by multidimensional protein separation steps (reverse-phase HPLC and one- and two-dimensional electrophoresis gels), different enzymatic and nonenzymatic protein(More)
The Plant Proteomics Database (PPDB; http://ppdb.tc.cornell.edu), launched in 2004, provides an integrated resource for experimentally identified proteins in Arabidopsis and maize (Zea mays). Internal BLAST alignments link maize and Arabidopsis information. Experimental identification is based on in-house mass spectrometry (MS) of cell type-specific(More)
A growing body of evidence indicates that nitric oxide (NO) plays important signaling roles in plants. However, the enzyme(s) responsible for its synthesis after infection was unknown. Here, we demonstrate that the pathogen-induced, NO-synthesizing enzyme is a variant form of the P protein of glycine decarboxylase (GDC). Inhibitors of the P protein of GDC(More)
We affinity-purified the tobacco plastid-encoded plastid RNA polymerase (PEP) complex by the alpha subunit containing a C-terminal 12 x histidine tag using heparin and Ni(2+) chromatography. The composition of the complex was determined by mass spectrometry after separating the proteins of the >900 kDa complex in blue native and SDS polyacrylamide gels. The(More)
Arabidopsis chloroplasts have a multi-layered defense against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) that includes a stromal and thylakoid ascorbate peroxidase (sAPX and tAPX). Single and double null mutants in SAPX and TAPX (sapx and tapx) were each crossed with ascorbate deficient vtc2. The single, double and triple mutants did not show visual light stress phenotypes(More)
Lhcb1–2 from pea was constitutively expressed in transgenic tobacco plants and assessed for functional impact. The successful assembly of the encoded proteins into LHCII trimers was confirmed by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry. Constitutive production of LHCb1–2 led to increased number of thylakoid membranes per chloroplast, increased grana stacking,(More)
Protein (de)phosphorylation plays an important role in plants. To provide a robust foundation for subcellular phosphorylation signaling network analysis and kinase-substrate relationships, we performed a meta-analysis of 27 published and unpublished in-house mass spectrometry–based phospho-proteome data sets for Arabidopsis thaliana covering a range of(More)
Photoinhibition of photosynthesis in vivo is shown to be considerably promoted by O2 under circumstances where energy turnover by photorespiration and photosynthetic carbon metabolism are low. Intact protoplasts of Valerianella locusta L. were photoinhibited by 30 min irradiation with 3000 μmol photons · m−2 · s−1 at 4° C in saturating [CO2] at different(More)
The mechanism of photoinhibition of photosystem II (PSII) was studied in intact leaf discs of Spinacia oleracea L. and detached leaves of Vigna unguiculata L. The leaf material was exposed to different photon flux densities (PFDs) for 100 min, while non-photochemical (qN) and photochemical quenching (qp) of chlorophyll fluorescence were monitored. The(More)
The relation between the quantum yield of oxygen evolution of open photosystem II reactions centers (Φp), calculated according to Weis and Berry (1987), and non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence of plants grown at 19°C and 7°C was measured at 19°C and 7°C. The relation was linear when measured at 19°C, but when measured at 7°C a deviation(More)