Truncation of the D2 protein in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: a role of the C-terminal domain of D2 in photosystem II function and stability.

@article{Eggers1993TruncationOT,
  title={Truncation of the D2 protein in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: a role of the C-terminal domain of D2 in photosystem II function and stability.},
  author={Bleicke Eggers and Wim F. J. Vermaas},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 42},
  pages={11419-27}
}
Termination and deletion mutations were introduced near the C-terminal end of the D2 protein in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in order to determine the role of the large hydrophilic C-terminal domain of D2 in the function and stability of photosystem II (PS II). The loss of 57 residues from the C-terminal end of D2 (most of the hydrophilic tail) resulted in the loss of D2 and PS II reaction centers from thylakoids. Truncation of 16, 15, 14, or 13 amino acid residues from the C… CONTINUE READING