Photosystem I in the Nitrogen-Fixing Cyanobacterium, Anabaena Variabilis ATCC 29413: Subunit Composition and Directed Mutagenesis of Cofactor Binding Proteins

  • Himadri B. Pakrasi
  • Karin J. Nyhus
  • R. Mannar Mannan
  • Hans C. P. J. Matthijs
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 226)

Abstract

Photosystem I (PSI) and photosystem II (PSII) are two pigment-protein complexes in the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts of green plants, eukaryotic algae, and cyanobacteria. Each of these two complexes has more than ten polypeptide subunits and a large number of cofactors, e.g., chlorophyll, quinone, heme, iron-sulfur centers, etc. PSII mediates electron transfer from water to plastoquinone whereas PSI catalyzes transfer of electrons from plastocyanin or cytochrome c553 to ferredoxin. Reduced ferredoxin in its turn donates electrons to NADP+, a reaction catalyzed by ferredoxin-NADP oxidoreductase (FNR).

Keywords

Sucrose Chlorophyll Recombination Polypeptide Photosynthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Himadri B. Pakrasi
    • 1
  • Karin J. Nyhus
    • 1
  • R. Mannar Mannan
    • 1
  • Hans C. P. J. Matthijs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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