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1Author    H. Adar Kless3, Michal Oren-Shamirb, ItzhakO. Hadc, M. Arvin Edelm, Wim VermaasaRequires cookie*
 Title    Protein Modifications in the D 2 Protein of Photosystem II Affect Properties of the Q B/Herbicide-Binding Environment  
 Abstract    The D 2 protein contains an extended loop (the D-de loop) between helices D and de at the reducing side o f photosystem II (PS II). Characterization o f D 2 mutants o f the cyanobacte­ rium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 has indicated that the length and amino acid com position o f the D-de loop are not critical for basic PS II functions, although most o f the residues in that region are conserved phylogenetically. Here we show using herbicide binding and electron-flow inhibition measurements that drastic modifications in the D-de loop o f the D 2 protein modify the interaction o f some PS II-directed herbicides with their binding niche. The stability o f (semi-)reduced Q B in its binding pocket is altered in at least two o f the mutants, as indicated by a shifted peak temperature o f the thermoluminescence signal originating from charge recombi­ nation involving QB. These results suggest a close functional association between the D-de loop o f the D 2 protein and the Q B/herbicide-binding environment, which is viewed as being coordinated mostly by re­ sidues o f the D 1 protein. This represents one o f the first examples o f m odification o f the Q B/ herbicide-binding domain by mutations in the D 2 protein. 
  Reference    Z. Naturforsch. 48c, 185—190 (1993); received November 23 1992 
  Published    1993 
  Keywords    Herbicides, Plastoquinone, Photosystem II, Thermoluminescence, Cyanobacteria 
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 Identifier    ZNC-1993-48c-0185 
 Volume    48