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Association of Photosystem I and Light-Harvesting Complex II during State Transitions

  • Egbert J. Boekema
  • Roman Kouřil
  • Jan P. Dekker
  • Poul Erik Jensen
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 24)

Abstract

Green plant photosystem I (PS I) not only binds a chlorophyll a/b-binding, membrane-intrinsic antenna complex (LHCI) that is associated with the PS I core complex under almost all physiological conditions, but it can also transiently bind the major chlorophyll a/b-binding light-harvesting complex (LHCII), when the light conditions favor excitation of photosystem II (PS II) and the photosynthetic apparatus is in the so-called state 2. Recently, a low-resolution structure was obtained of a PS I–LHCII supercomplex from Arabidopsis thaliana. We describe here some of the structural features of this transient complex, and discuss the role of small PS I subunits that are involved in the binding of LHCII.We also discuss structural features of the PS I complex of the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, which has a larger LHCI antenna and shows a more pronounced difference between state 1 and state 2.

Keywords

Thylakoid Membrane Protein Trimeric LHCII LHCII Complex Cyclic Electron Transfer Monomeric LHCII 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Egbert J. Boekema
    • 1
  • Roman Kouřil
    • 1
  • Jan P. Dekker
    • 2
  • Poul Erik Jensen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biophysical Chemistry, GBBUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Division of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of SciencesVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Plant Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Plant BiologyThe Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityFrederiksbergDenmark

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