Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 9, Issue 1–2, pp 239–249 | Cite as

What role does sulpholipid play within the thylakoid membrane?

  • James Barber
  • Kleoniki Gounaris
Membrane Structure and Ion Transport


Sulphoquinovosyldiacylglycerol is a negatively charged lipid which exists in the thylakoid membrane. It is proposed that a large proportion of this acidic lipid does not form a part of the bulk lipid matrix but is closely associated with protein complexes where it is tightly bound and participates in either optimising catalytic activities, or maintaining the complexes in a functional conformation. Experimental evidence for this proposal is emerging from studies with isolated photosystem 2, and coupling factor complexes.


Lipid Catalytic Activity Plant Physiology Experimental Evidence Protein Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Barber
    • 1
  • Kleoniki Gounaris
    • 1
  1. 1.AFRC Photosynthesis Research Group, Department of Pure and Applied BiologyImperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

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