How does Protein Phosphorylation Control Protein-Protein Interactions in the Photosynthetic Membrane?

  • John F. Allen


The light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b complex (LHC II) of green plant chloroplasts accounts for about half the chlorophyll and a third of the protein of the thylakoid membrane (1,2). For each polypeptide of between 24 and 27 kDa, the complex contains 4 chlorophyll a molecules, 3 chlorophyll b molecules and 1–2 xanthophyll molecules. Each polypeptide is encoded by one of a family of nuclear genes.


Thylakoid Membrane Excitation Energy Transfer Recogni Tion Pyridoxal Phosphate Photosynthetic Unit 
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  • John F. Allen
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  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied BiologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland

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