Oxidation of the Mn cluster induces structural changes of NO3- functionally bound to the Cl- site in the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II.

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Cl(-) is an indispensable cofactor for photosynthetic O(2) evolution and is functionally replaced by NO(3)(-). Structural changes of an isotopically labeled NO(3)(-) ion, induced by the oxidation of the Mn cluster (S(1)-to-S(2)), were detected by FTIR spectroscopy. NO(3)(-)-substituted photosystem II core particles showed (14)N(16)O(3)(-)/(15)N(16)O(3… (More)

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