Interaction of N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine with photosystem II as revealed by thermoluminescence: reduction of the higher oxidation states of the Mn cluster and displacement of plastoquinone from the Q(B) niche.

@article{Gauthier2006InteractionON,
  title={Interaction of N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine with photosystem II as revealed by thermoluminescence: reduction of the higher oxidation states of the Mn cluster and displacement of plastoquinone from the Q(B) niche.},
  author={Alain Gauthier and Sridharan Govindachary and Johanne Harnois and Robert Carpentier},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2006},
  volume={1757 11},
  pages={1547-56}
}
The flash-induced thermoluminescence (TL) technique was used to investigate the action of N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD) on charge recombination in photosystem II (PSII). Addition of low concentrations (muM range) of TMPD to thylakoid samples strongly decreased the yield of TL emanating from S(2)Q(B)(-) and S(3)Q(B)(-) (B-band), S(2)Q(A)(-) (Q-band), and Y(D)(+)Q(A)(-) (C-band) charge pairs. Further, the temperature-dependent decline in the amplitude of chlorophyll fluorescence… CONTINUE READING