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Chlorophyll (Chl) d is a major chlorophyll in a novel oxygenic prokaryote Acaryochloris marina. Here we first report the redox potential of Chl d in vitro. The oxidation potential of Chl d was +0.88 V vs. SHE in acetonitrile; the value was higher than that of Chl a (+0.81 V) and lower than that of Chl b (+0.94 V). The oxidation potential order, Chl b>Chl(More)
Lipids in dimeric photosystem II complexes prepared from two species of cyanobacteria, Thermosynechococcus vulcanus and Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, and two higher plants, spinach and rice, were analyzed to determine how many lipid molecules and what class of lipids are present in the photosystem II complexes. It was estimated that 27, 20, 8, and 7 lipid(More)
We generated Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 strains, designated F-His and J-His, which express histidine-tagged PsaF and PsaJ subunits, respectively, for simple purification of the photosystem I (PSI) complex. Six histidine residues were genetically added to the C-terminus of the PsaF subunit in F-His cells and the N-terminus of the PsaJ subunit in J-His cells.(More)
Our previous studies with the pgsA mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 (hereafter termed pgsA mutant), which is defective for the biosynthesis of phosphatidylglycerol (PG), revealed an important role for PG in the electron acceptor side of photosystem II (PSII), especially in the electron transport between plastoquinones Q(A) and Q(B).(More)
A short overview is given on the discovery of the chlorophyll d-dominated cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina and the minor pigments that function as key components therein. In photosystem I, chlorophyll d', chlorophyll a, and phylloquinone function as the primary electron donor, the primary electron acceptor and the secondary electron acceptor,(More)
Minor but key chlorophylls (Chls) and quinones in photosystem (PS) I-type reaction centers (RCs) are overviewed in regard to their molecular structures. In the PS I-type RCs, the prime-type chlorophylls, namely, bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a' in green sulfur bacteria, BChl g' in heliobacteria, Chl a' in Chl a-type PS I, and Chl d' in Chl d-type PS I,(More)
Various lanthanide cations were intercalated into the interlayer of the exfoliated H(x)Ti((2-x)/4)) square(x/4)O(4) x H(2)O (HTO) by the electrostatic self-assembly deposition (ESD) and layer-by-layer self-assembly (LBL) methods. X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis data indicated that interlayer lanthanide cations existed as an aqua ion and were(More)
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