Photosystem I pp 529-548 | Cite as

Assembly of the Bound Iron–Sulfur Clusters in Photosystem I

  • Gaozhong Shen
  • John H. Golbeck
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 24)


The first attempts to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that function in the bioassembly of the bound Fe/S clusters in Photosystem I (PS I) are discussed. Fe/S proteins participate in a wide variety of processes, the most important of which in photosynthetic organisms are light-mediated electron transport and stress-induced regulation of genes. One of the last steps in the biogenesis of PS I involves the assembly of the three bound [4Fe–4S] clusters FX, FA, and FB. It has been shown that the proteins encoded by the suf regulon are involved in the assembly and repair of the bound Fe/S clusters in cyanobacteria. The SUF system of Fe/S cluster assembly is localized in the chloroplasts of plants; however, no homologs of the suf genes have been identified in nonphotosynthetic eukaryotes.


Sulfur Cluster Cluster Assembly Oxygenic Photosynthetic Organism Cysteine Desulfurase Guillardia Theta 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaozhong Shen
    • 1
  • John H. Golbeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of ChemistryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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