pH optimum of the photosystem II H₂O oxidation reaction: effects of PsbO, the manganese-stabilizing protein, Cl- retention, and deprotonation of a component required for O₂ evolution activity.

@article{Commet2012pHOO,
  title={pH optimum of the photosystem II H₂O oxidation reaction: effects of PsbO, the manganese-stabilizing protein, Cl- retention, and deprotonation of a component required for O₂ evolution activity.},
  author={Alan Commet and Nicholas W Boswell and Charles F. Yocum and Hana Popelka},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 18},
  pages={3808-18}
}
Hydroxide ion inhibits Photosystem II (PSII) activity by extracting Cl(-) from its binding site in the O(2)-evolving complex (OEC) under continuous illumination [Critchley, C., et al. (1982) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 682, 436]. The experiments reported here examine whether two subunits of PsbO, the manganese-stabilizing protein, bound to eukaryotic PSII play a role in protecting the OEC against OH(-) inhibition. The data show that the PSII binding properties of PsbO affect the pH optimum for O(2… CONTINUE READING