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Given its unique function in light-induced water oxidation and its susceptibility to photoinactivation during photosynthesis, photosystem II (PS II) is often the focus of studies of photosynthetic structure and function, particularly in environmental stress conditions. Here we review four approaches for quantifying or monitoring PS II functionality or the(More)
Many efforts have been paid to the separation of an integrated NA(D)PH dehydrogenase (NDH) complex. Several hydrophilic subcomplexes of NDH have been purified from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6803. However, no hydrophobic NDH subcomplex has ever been separated from cyanobacteria yet. In this paper, two NDH subcomplexes were separated from n-dodecyl(More)
Light could induce phosphorylation of light harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding proteins (LHCII) in Dunaliella salina and spinach thylakoid membranes. We found that neither phosphorylation was affected by glycerol, whereas treatment with NaCl significantly enhanced light-induced LHCII phosphorylation in D. salina thylakoid membranes and inhibited that in(More)
State transition of the photosynthetic apparatus in plants is a short-term adaptation mediated mainly by the reversible phosphorylation of the main light-harvesting complex protein (LHCII) and its migration between photosystem I (PSI) and photosystem II (PSII). In higher plants and Chlamydomonas, LHCII phosphorylation is mainly controlled by the redox state(More)
The changes in trans-thylakoid membrane proton motive force caused by red light and caused by far-red light in the halotolerant green alga, Dunaliella salina are investigated. Irradiation with red light decreased the intensity of the fast phase of millisecond delayed light emission (ms-DLE) in D. salina, and far-red light led to the opposite effects. Under(More)
This study investigated the regulation of the major light harvesting chlorophyll a/b protein (LHCII) phosphorylation in Dunaliella salina thylakoid membranes. We found that both light and NaCl could induce LHCII phosphorylation in D. salina thylakoid membranes. Treatments with oxidants (ferredoxin and NADP) or photosynthetic electron flow inhibitors (DCMU,(More)
Besides the non-cyclic electron transport driven by the two photosystems (PSII and PSI), the cyclic electron transport pathways around PSI are also essential for efficient photosynthesis. As one of these pathways, the NAD(P)H dehydrogenase complex (NDH complex) mediated cyclic electron transport has been well studied. Along with the identification of the(More)
This study investigated the regulation of major light harvesting chlorophyll a/b protein (LHCII) phosphorylation by hypoosmotic shock in dark-adapted Dunaliella salina cells. When the external NaCl concentration decreased in darkness, D. salina LHCII phosphorylation levels transiently dropped within 20 min and then restored gradually to basal levels. The(More)
A successful study on the secondary structure of the isolated photosystem II (PSII) particles with the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is reported in this paper. The beta condensation effect is obviously characterized by infrared absorption spectra. The infrared spectra of both living protein and beta condensed protein samples are measured at room(More)
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