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Record number 552394
Title Digitonin-sensitive LHCII enlarges the antenna of Photosystem I in stroma lamellae of Arabidopsis thaliana after far-red and blue-light treatment
Author(s) Bos, Peter; Oosterwijk, Anniek; Koehorst, Rob; Bader, Arjen; Philippi, John; Amerongen, Herbert van; Wientjes, Emilie
Source Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. B, Bioenergetics 1860 (2019)8. - ISSN 0005-2728 - p. 651 - 658.
Department(s) IT Design
ITIS Middelware
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Excitation-energy transfer - Light-harvesting complex - Photosystem - State transition - Time-resolved fluorescence

Light drives photosynthesis. In plants it is absorbed by light-harvesting antenna complexes associated with Photosystem I (PSI) and photosystem II (PSII). As PSI and PSII work in series, it is important that the excitation pressure on the two photosystems is balanced. When plants are exposed to illumination that overexcites PSII, a special pool of the major light-harvesting complex LHCII is phosphorylated and moves from PSII to PSI (state 2). If instead PSI is over-excited the LHCII complex is dephosphorylated and moves back to PSII (state 1). Recent findings have suggested that LHCII might also transfer energy to PSI in state 1. In this work we used a combination of biochemistry and (time-resolved) fluorescence spectroscopy to investigate the PSI antenna size in state 1 and state 2 for Arabidopsis thaliana. Our data shows that 0.7 ± 0.1 unphosphorylated LHCII trimers per PSI are present in the stroma lamellae of state-1 plants. Upon transition to state 2 the antenna size of PSI in the stroma membrane increases with phosphorylated LHCIIs to a total of 1.2 ± 0.1 LHCII trimers per PSI. Both phosphorylated and unphosphorylated LHCII function as highly efficient PSI antenna.

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