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Regulation of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting Involves Intrathylakoid Lumen pH Sensing by the PsbS Protein*
The biochemical, biophysical, and physiological properties of the PsbS protein were studied in relation to mutations of two symmetry-related, lumen-exposed glutamate residues, Glu-122 and Glu-226.Expand
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Architecture of a Charge-Transfer State Regulating Light Harvesting in a Plant Antenna Protein
Energy-dependent quenching of excess absorbed light energy (qE) is a vital mechanism for regulating photosynthetic light harvesting in higher plants. All of the physiological characteristics of qEExpand
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Light-induced Dissociation of an Antenna Hetero-oligomer Is Needed for Non-photochemical Quenching Induction
PsbS plays a major role in activating the photoprotection mechanism known as “non-photochemical quenching,” which dissipates chlorophyll excited states exceeding the capacity for photosyntheticExpand
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Carotenoid-binding proteins of photosystem II.
The distribution of the photosynthetic pigments of the chlorophyll-binding proteins or photosystem-II membranes, isolated from dark-adapted maize leaves was determined. Most (80%) of a xanthophyll,Expand
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Analysis of LhcSR3, a Protein Essential for Feedback De-Excitation in the Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
To prevent photodamage by excess light, plants use different proteins to sense pH changes and to dissipate excited energy states. In green microalgae, however, the LhcSR3 gene product is able toExpand
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A Structural Basis for the pH-Dependent Xanthophyll Cycle in Arabidopsis thaliana[C][W]
Plants adjust their photosynthetic activity to changing light conditions. A central regulation of photosynthesis depends on the xanthophyll cycle, in which the carotenoid violaxanthin is convertedExpand
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Contrasting Behavior of Higher Plant Photosystem I and II Antenna Systems during Acclimation*
In this work we analyzed the photosynthetic apparatus in Arabidopsis thaliana plants acclimated to different light intensity and temperature conditions. Plants showed the ability to acclimate intoExpand
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Physcomitrella patens mutants affected on heat dissipation clarify the evolution of photoprotection mechanisms upon land colonization
Light is the source of energy for photosynthetic organisms; when in excess, however, it also drives the formation of reactive oxygen species and, consequently, photoinhibition. Plants and algae haveExpand
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Mutational analysis of a higher plant antenna protein provides identification of chromophores bound into multiple sites.
The chromophore-binding properties of the higher plant light-harvesting protein CP29 have been studied by using site-directed mutagenesis of pigment-binding residues. Overexpression of theExpand
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The Major Antenna Complex of Photosystem II Has a Xanthophyll Binding Site Not Involved in Light Harvesting*
We have characterized a xanthophyll binding site, called V1, in the major light harvesting complex of photosystem II, distinct from the three tightly binding sites previously described as L1, L2, andExpand
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