Pierre Dorlet

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The Kae1 (Kinase-associated endopeptidase 1) protein is a member of the recently identified transcription complex EKC and telomeres maintenance complex KEOPS in yeast. Kae1 homologues are encoded by all sequenced genomes in the three domains of life. Although annotated as putative endopeptidases, the actual functions of these universal proteins are unknown.(More)
The intermediate electron acceptor in photosystem II is a pheophytin molecule. The radical anion of this molecule was studied using high field electron paramagnetic resonance in a series of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutants. Glutamic acid 130 of the D1 polypeptide is thought to hydrogen bond the ring V carbonyl group of this radical. Mutations at this site,(More)
The electronic structures of the native Mn(4)O(x)Ca cluster and the biosynthetically substituted Mn(4)O(x)Sr cluster of the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II (PSII) core complexes isolated from Thermosynechococcus elongatus, poised in the S(2) state, were studied by X- and Q-band CW-EPR and by pulsed Q-band (55)Mn-ENDOR spectroscopy. Both wild(More)
Oxygen evolution by Photosystem II (PSII) is catalyzed by a Mn(4)Ca cluster. Thus far, from the crystallographic three-dimensional (3D) structures, seven amino acid residues have been identified as possible ligands of the Mn(4)Ca cluster. Among them, there is only one histidine, His332, which belongs to the D1 polypeptide. The relationships of the D1-His332(More)
The surface oxidation site (Trp-171) in lignin peroxidase (LiP) required for the reaction with veratryl alcohol a high-redox-potential (1.4 V) substrate, was engineered into Coprinus cinereus peroxidase (CiP) by introducing a Trp residue into a heme peroxidase that has similar protein fold but lacks this activity. To create the catalytic activity toward(More)
Electron donation from the soluble cytochrome (cyt) c2 to the photooxidized primary donor, P+, of reaction centers isolated from Rhodobacter sphaeroides was studied by using chemical zero-length cross-linking. This cross-linking stabilizes a 1:1 covalent complex between subunit M of the reaction center and cyt c2. In 80% of the reaction centers, P+(More)
Multifrequency (95, 190, and 285 GHz) high-field electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy has been used to characterize radical intermediates in wild-type and Trp191Gly mutant cytochrome c peroxidase (CcP). The high-field EPR spectra of the exchange-coupled oxoferryl--trytophanyl radical pair that constitutes the CcP compound I intermediate(More)
The electronic properties of the Mn(4)O(x)Ca cluster in the S(2) state of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) were studied using X- and Q-band EPR and Q-band (55)Mn-ENDOR using photosystem II preparations isolated from the thermophilic cyanobacterium T. elongatus and higher plants (spinach). The data presented here show that there is very little difference(More)
Various tyrosyl radicals generated by reaction of both native and indomethacin-inhibited ovine prostaglandin H synthase-1 with ethyl hydrogen peroxide were examined by using high-field/high-frequency EPR spectroscopy. The spectra for the initially formed tyrosyl radical commonly referred to as the "wide-doublet" species and the subsequent "wide-singlet"(More)