The PsbS protein controls the macro-organisation of photosystem II complexes in the grana membranes of higher plant chloroplasts

Kereïche, Sami, Kiss, Anett Z, Kouril, Roman, Boekema, Egbert J and Horton, Peter (2010) The PsbS protein controls the macro-organisation of photosystem II complexes in the grana membranes of higher plant chloroplasts. FEBS Letters, 584 (4). pp. 759-764. ISSN 0014-5793

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Abstract

The PsbS protein is a critical component in the regulation of non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) in higher plant photosynthesis. Electron microscopy and image analysis of grana membrane fragments from wild type and mutant Arabidopsis plants showed that the semi-crystalline domains of photosystem II supercomplexes were identical in the presence and absence of PsbS. However, the frequency of the domains containing crystalline arrays was increased in the absence of PsbS. Conversely, there was a complete absence of such arrays in the membranes of plants containing elevated amounts of this protein. It is proposed that PsbS controls the macro-organisation of the grana membrane, providing an explanation of its role in NPQ.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Professional Services > Research & Enterprise
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK0710 Plant physiology
Depositing User: Anett Kiss
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2013 11:02
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 11:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46853
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