Scott E. Bingham

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Time-resolved absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy were used to investigate the energy and electron transfer processes in the detergent-isolated photosystem I core particles from the site-directed mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with the histidine-656 of PsaB replaced by asparagine [HN(B656) mutation]. The specific mutation near the primary donor(More)
The rate of mRNA decay is an important step in the control of gene expression in prokaryotes, eukaryotes and cellular organelles. Factors that determine the rate of mRNA decay in chloroplasts are not well understood. Chloroplast mRNAs typically contain an inverted repeat sequence within the 3′ untranslated region that can potentially fold into a stem-loop(More)
Photosystem I is a member of the iron-sulfur center or type I reaction centers. The primary electron donor in photosystem I is a chlorophyll a dimer termed P700. The biophysical properties of P700 are well understood, but the protein environment that gives it such unique properties is unknown. We have characterized site-directed mutants of the photosystem I(More)
BACKGROUND Although echocardiography is commonly used to evaluate cardiac function after MI, CMR may provide more accurate functional assessment but has not been adequately compared with echo. The primary study objective was to compare metrics of left ventricular volumes and global and regional function determined by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and(More)
Chlorella vulgaris was grown photosynthetically in batch culture under nitrogen sufficiency or nitrogen limitation. The starch content of the cells was measured as the amount of glucose released by enzymic hydrolysis of partially purified starch. Nitrogen sufficient algae contained approximately 20% of their dry weight as starch, whereas in nitrogen limited(More)
BACKGROUND Although cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is capable of yielding extensive data in routine practice, the relative incremental prognostic value of adenosine stress perfusion, myocardial delayed enhancement (DE), and left ventricular volumes and function is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We followed up 908 consecutive patients who underwent(More)
Site-directed mutagenesis has been used to introduce specific amino acid changes into the photosystem I reaction center in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plasmids containing mutated copies of the chloroplast psaB gene, encoding a polypeptide of the photosystem I reaction center heterodimer, were introduced into the chloroplast genome by particle(More)
A chloroplast photosystem I reaction center mutation, ac-u-g-2.3, of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has been complemented with a wild type psaB gene to restore photosynthetic competence. The mutation was mapped in the psaB coding sequence by chloroplast transformation using subcloned restriction fragments of psaB. The mutation was found to be a single base pair(More)
The chloroplast psaB gene encodes one of the polypeptides of the photosystem I reaction center heterodimer that coordinates the electron transfer components P700, A0, and A1. Histidine residues in the most highly conserved region of the PsaB protein are predicted to coordinate the P700 reaction center chlorophyll(s) and the initial electron acceptor, A0.(More)
The highly conserved amino acid sequence PCDGPGRGGTC in both photosystem I reaction center core proteins PsaA and PsaB has been predicted to contribute the four cysteine ligands for coordination of the 4Fe-4S iron-sulfur cluster FX, and we have proposed a working model for the binding of PsaC to this domain of the reaction center core heterodimer [Rodday et(More)