The photosystem II light-harvesting protein Lhcb3 affects the macrostructure of photosystem II and the rate of state transitions in Arabidopsis.

@article{Damkjaer2009ThePI,
  title={The photosystem II light-harvesting protein Lhcb3 affects the macrostructure of photosystem II and the rate of state transitions in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Jakob T Damkjaer and Sami Kere{\"i}che and Matthew F. Johnson and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Kov{\'a}cs and Anett Z Kiss and Egbert J. Heel Boekema and Alexander V Ruban and Peter Horton and Stefan Jansson},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={3245-56}
}
The main trimeric light-harvesting complex of higher plants (LHCII) consists of three different Lhcb proteins (Lhcb1-3). We show that Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA knockout plants lacking Lhcb3 (koLhcb3) compensate for the lack of Lhcb3 by producing increased amounts of Lhcb1 and Lhcb2. As in wild-type plants, LHCII-photosystem II (PSII) supercomplexes were present in Lhcb3 knockout plants (koLhcb3), and preservation of the LHCII trimers (M trimers) indicates that the Lhcb3 in M trimers has been… CONTINUE READING