Genomes and Genes
light harvesting protein complexes
Summary: Complexes containing CHLOROPHYLL and other photosensitive molecules. They serve to capture energy in the form of PHOTONS and are generally found as components of the PHOTOSYSTEM I PROTEIN COMPLEX or the PHOTOSYSTEM II PROTEIN COMPLEX.
- Adolphs J, Müh F, Madjet M, Renger T. Calculation of pigment transition energies in the FMO protein: from simplicity to complexity and back. Photosynth Res. 2008;95:197-209 pubmed
- Peers G, Truong T, Ostendorf E, Busch A, Elrad D, Grossman A, et al. An ancient light-harvesting protein is critical for the regulation of algal photosynthesis. Nature. 2009;462:518-21 pubmed publisher..Thus, these data indicate that plants and algae use different proteins to dissipate harmful excess light energy and protect the photosynthetic apparatus from damage. ..
- Karapetyan N. Non-photochemical quenching of fluorescence in cyanobacteria. Biochemistry (Mosc). 2007;72:1127-35 pubmed..The possible evolutionary pathways of the involvement of carotenoid-binding proteins in non-photochemical quenching are discussed comparing the cyanobacterial OCP and plant PsbS protein. ..
- Wilson A, Boulay C, Wilde A, Kerfeld C, Kirilovsky D. Light-induced energy dissipation in iron-starved cyanobacteria: roles of OCP and IsiA proteins. Plant Cell. 2007;19:656-72 pubmed..Subsequently, the IsiA converts the excess energy absorbed by the phycobilisomes into heat through a mechanism different from the dynamic and reversible light-induced NPQ processes...
- Stengel K, Holdermann I, Cain P, Robinson C, Wild K, Sinning I. Structural basis for specific substrate recognition by the chloroplast signal recognition particle protein cpSRP43. Science. 2008;321:253-6 pubmed publisher..We describe how cpSPR43 adapts the universally conserved SRP system to posttranslational targeting and insertion of the LHCP family of membrane proteins. ..
- Avenson T, Ahn T, Zigmantas D, Niyogi K, Li Z, Ballottari M, et al. Zeaxanthin radical cation formation in minor light-harvesting complexes of higher plant antenna. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:3550-8 pubmed
- Ruban A, Johnson M. Dynamics of higher plant photosystem cross-section associated with state transitions. Photosynth Res. 2009;99:173-83 pubmed publisher..These alterations reveal remarkable plasticity of the higher plant photosynthetic antenna design providing the basis for a flexible adaptation to the light environment. ..
- Kirchhoff H, Haase W, Wegner S, Danielsson R, Ackermann R, Albertsson P. Low-light-induced formation of semicrystalline photosystem II arrays in higher plant chloroplasts. Biochemistry. 2007;46:11169-76 pubmed..Furthermore, the occurrence of a hexagonal phase of the lipid monogalactosyldiacylglycerol in grana membranes of low-light-adapted plants could trigger the rearrangement by changing the lateral membrane pressure...
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- Matsubara S, Morosinotto T, Osmond C, Bassi R. Short- and long-term operation of the lutein-epoxide cycle in light-harvesting antenna complexes. Plant Physiol. 2007;144:926-41 pubmed..These results are discussed in the context of photoacclimation and shade adaptation. ..
- Betterle N, Ballottari M, Zorzan S, de Bianchi S, Cazzaniga S, Dall Osto L, et al. Light-induced dissociation of an antenna hetero-oligomer is needed for non-photochemical quenching induction. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:15255-66 pubmed publisher..These changes are reversible and do not require protein synthesis/degradation, thus allowing for changes in PSII antenna size and adaptation to rapidly changing environmental conditions. ..
- Ruban A, Berera R, Ilioaia C, van Stokkum I, Kennis J, Pascal A, et al. Identification of a mechanism of photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants. Nature. 2007;450:575-8 pubmed..We suggest that this is the principal mechanism of photoprotection...
- Voronine D, Abramavicius D, Mukamel S. Chirality-based signatures of local protein environments in two-dimensional optical spectroscopy of two species photosynthetic complexes of green sulfur bacteria: simulation study. Biophys J. 2008;95:4896-907 pubmed publisher..Pulse polarization configurations are designed that can separate the coherent and incoherent exciton dynamics contributions to the two-dimensional spectra. ..
- Kavalenka A, Spruijt R, Wolfs C, Strancar J, Croce R, Hemminga M, et al. Site-directed spin-labeling study of the light-harvesting complex CP29. Biophys J. 2009;96:3620-8 pubmed publisher..On the other hand, position 15 is located in a flexible region, relatively far away from the transmembrane domain. ..
- Caffarri S, Passarini F, Bassi R, Croce R. A specific binding site for neoxanthin in the monomeric antenna proteins CP26 and CP29 of Photosystem II. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:4704-10 pubmed..In contrast to previous proposals, it is thus concluded that also in these minor antenna complexes neoxanthin is accommodated in the N1 site. The characteristics of this binding site in the different antenna complexes are discussed. ..
- Wen J, Zhang H, Gross M, Blankenship R. Membrane orientation of the FMO antenna protein from Chlorobaculum tepidum as determined by mass spectrometry-based footprinting. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:6134-9 pubmed publisher..tepidum) and give information on the packing of the FMO protein in its native environment. ..
- Ihnatowicz A, Pesaresi P, Lohrig K, Wolters D, Müller B, Leister D. Impaired photosystem I oxidation induces STN7-dependent phosphorylation of the light-harvesting complex I protein Lhca4 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta. 2008;227:717-22 pubmed..Thus, under extreme redox conditions, hyperactivation of thylakoid protein kinases and/or reorganization of thylakoid protein complex distribution increase the susceptibility of PSI to phosphorylation. ..
- Alboresi A, Caffarri S, Nogue F, Bassi R, Morosinotto T. In silico and biochemical analysis of Physcomitrella patens photosynthetic antenna: identification of subunits which evolved upon land adaptation. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e2033 pubmed publisher..The moss Physcomitrella patens is a member of a lineage that diverged from seed plants early after land colonization and therefore by studying this organism, we may gain insight into adaptations to the aerial environment...
- Garczarek L, Dufresne A, Rousvoal S, West N, Mazard S, Marie D, et al. High vertical and low horizontal diversity of Prochlorococcus ecotypes in the Mediterranean Sea in summer. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2007;60:189-206 pubmed..Nevertheless, environmental pcb gene sequences retrieved from different depths at two stations proved all different at the nucleotide level, suggesting a large genetic microdiversity within those ecotypes. ..
- Wormit M, Dreuw A. Quantum chemical insights in energy dissipation and carotenoid radical cation formation in light harvesting complexes. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2007;9:2917-31 pubmed..By comparison of theoretical findings with recent experimental data, a general mechanism for carotenoid radical cation formation is suggested. ..
- Horigome D, Satoh H, Itoh N, Mitsunaga K, Oonishi I, Nakagawa A, et al. Structural mechanism and photoprotective function of water-soluble chlorophyll-binding protein. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:6525-31 pubmed..With reference to the novel Chl-binding mode, we propose that the photoprotection mechanism may be based on the inhibition of physical contact between the Chl molecules and molecular oxygen. ..
- Wang Q, Jantaro S, Lu B, Majeed W, Bailey M, He Q. The high light-inducible polypeptides stabilize trimeric photosystem I complex under high light conditions in Synechocystis PCC 6803. Plant Physiol. 2008;147:1239-50 pubmed publisher..These results suggest that the HLIPs stabilize PSI trimers, interact with Slr1128, and protect cells under HL conditions. ..
- Frigerio S, Campoli C, Zorzan S, Fantoni L, Crosatti C, Drepper F, et al. Photosynthetic antenna size in higher plants is controlled by the plastoquinone redox state at the post-transcriptional rather than transcriptional level. J Biol Chem. 2007;282:29457-69 pubmed..We conclude that the plastoquinone redox state plays an important role in the long term regulation of chloroplast protein expression. However, its modulation is active at the post-transcriptional rather than transcriptional level. ..
- Psencik J, Collins A, Liljeroos L, Torkkeli M, Laurinmäki P, Ansink H, et al. Structure of chlorosomes from the green filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:6701-8 pubmed publisher..The wider lamellae allow accommodation of the additional carotenoids and lead to increased disorder within the lamellae...
- Tikkanen M, Nurmi M, Suorsa M, Danielsson R, Mamedov F, Styring S, et al. Phosphorylation-dependent regulation of excitation energy distribution between the two photosystems in higher plants. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2008;1777:425-32 pubmed publisher..The grana margins probably give a flexibility for regulation of linear and cyclic electron flow in plant chloroplasts. ..
- Tzvetkova Chevolleau T, Hutin C, Noël L, Goforth R, Carde J, Caffarri S, et al. Canonical signal recognition particle components can be bypassed for posttranslational protein targeting in chloroplasts. Plant Cell. 2007;19:1635-48 pubmed
- Kim H, Li H, Maresca J, Bryant D, Savikhin S. Triplet exciton formation as a novel photoprotection mechanism in chlorosomes of Chlorobium tepidum. Biophys J. 2007;93:192-201 pubmed..Thus, the formation of triplet excitons in chlorosomes serves as an alternative photoprotection mechanism...
- Kirchhoff H, Lenhert S, Büchel C, Chi L, Nield J. Probing the organization of photosystem II in photosynthetic membranes by atomic force microscopy. Biochemistry. 2008;47:431-40 pubmed..The functional consequences for lateral migration processes are discussed...
- Kim E, Li X, Razeghifard R, Anderson J, Niyogi K, Pogson B, et al. The multiple roles of light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-protein complexes define structure and optimize function of Arabidopsis chloroplasts: a study using two chlorophyll b-less mutants. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009;1787:973-84 pubmed publisher..The evolution of chlorophyll b-containing chloroplasts seems to fine-tune oxygenic photosynthesis. ..
- Chen M, Zhang Y, Blankenship R. Nomenclature for membrane-bound light-harvesting complexes of cyanobacteria. Photosynth Res. 2008;95:147-54 pubmed..The CBP complexes are a member of a larger family that includes the chlorophyll a-binding proteins CP43 and CP47 that function as core antennas of photosystem II. ..
- Tronrud D, Wen J, Gay L, Blankenship R. The structural basis for the difference in absorbance spectra for the FMO antenna protein from various green sulfur bacteria. Photosynth Res. 2009;100:79-87 pubmed publisher..This difference in binding is shown to be predictive of the spectral type of the FMO...
- Dammeyer T, Frankenberg Dinkel N. Insights into phycoerythrobilin biosynthesis point toward metabolic channeling. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:27081-9 pubmed..bilin complexes. A combination of substrate/product binding analyses and gel permeation chromatography revealed evidence for metabolic channeling. ..
- Bahatyrova S, Frese R, Siebert C, Olsen J, Van Der Werf K, van Grondelle R, et al. The native architecture of a photosynthetic membrane. Nature. 2004;430:1058-62 pubmed
- Rutkauskas D, Olsen J, Gall A, Cogdell R, Hunter C, van Grondelle R. Comparative study of spectral flexibilities of bacterial light-harvesting complexes: structural implications. Biophys J. 2006;90:2463-74 pubmed..The differences in spectral diffusion are associated with subtle differences of the binding pocket of B850 pigments and the structural flexibility of the different types of complexes...