Abstract— The decay kinetics of the photo-induced absorbance changes in red and green algae are very sensitive to the wavelength of the actinic light. The identity of the pigment responsible for the light-induced 518 nanometer absorbance change was investigated by extraction and reconstitution of spinach chloroplasts. Involvement of plastoquinone and lipids in electron transport reactions mediated by the cytochrome b6-f complex isolated from spinach Richard K. Chain Division of Molecular Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Received 4 December 1984 ... reconstitution of electron transport, the plasto- quinone-depleted cytochrome b6-f complex was supplemented with PC and increasing … The binding of a photosystem II inhibitor affects plastoquinone binding. The nonphysiological electron acceptor ferricyanide (hexacyanoferrate) allows the Hill reaction, a light-dependent oxygen evolution in the absence of NADP+, to be observed. development, has been studied extensively. Abstract— A study of the 518-mμ light-induced absorbance change in green cells and a comparison with photosynthetic O2 evolution were made. 2.20). The perspective then focuses on the coupling between the electric field, protons and phosphorylation. Authors: J. Weikard. The haems, one towards the P-side and the other on the N-side, are sandwiched between conserved histidine residues similar to the organisation in bc1, two on each of the two helices. Jean-David Rochaix, in Reference Module in Life Sciences, 2020. Experimental evidence is given for the function of plastoquinone in Photosynthesis: Plastoquinone Q. R u m b e r g, A. M ü l l e r and H. T. W it t, Nature [London] W is s and 0. Contents. Photoreactions of PSII when electron transfer from Ph− to QA is blocked due to prereduction or extraction of QA. Mevalonic acid is well established as the source of polyprenyl side chains in these metabolites. It has been demonstrated in vitro that if the plastoquinone pool is over-reduced, so that electron transfer from QA− to QB is blocked, QA− is slowly doubly reduced and protonated to form QAH2 (Van Mieghem et al., 1989; Vass et al., 1992; Styring & Jegerschöld, 1994). In this chapter, the molecular regulation of photosynthetic response of green plants to environmental stress factors, like extremes of light, water, and temperature together with biotic factors are discussed. 1283 . The reducing equivalents are further energized by a second light reaction which occurs in PSI so as to reach a redox potential sufficient to reduce carbon dioxide. Medium. Like the related ubiquinones found in oxidative phosphorylation, plastoquinones are mobile, two-electron carriers. Therefore, both proteins contribute substantially to ensure unidirectional forward electron flow from PSII to the plastoquinone pool. The plastocyanin is only electron carrier. Readdition of pure β-carotene partially restores the 518 and 475 nanometer absorbance changes. Ubiquinones are found in bacteria and are involved in redox reactions in these organisms (Scheme 10.11). PLASTOQUINONE 9. During light-driven charge separation a plastoquinone molecule in the QA site, which is usually capable of accepting only a single electron, accepts an electron from PheoD1. Among the other electron carriers of the photosynthetic electron transport chain, plastoquinone is unique as it not only shuttles electrons but also simultaneously protons across the thylakoid membrane during its catalytic cycle. The elucidation of plastoquinone function has been greatly facilitated by investigations with specific inhibitors. Leegood, in Plant Biochemistry, 1997. 9, 5). Cytochrome f: It is a c-type cytochrome having … Protein/leaf values are lower in the LG and LY types when compared to DG. ALTHOUGH plastoquinone (a 2,3-dimethyl p-benzoquinone, with a C45 side chain at C5) was first isolated in 1946 by Kofler from alfalfa grass, it did not excite much interest until Crane1 extracted the compound from the chloroplasts of green leaves. t e r, J. W u r s c h, 0. The LY has very few grana and very small grana compared to either DG or LG. Plastoquinone-9 (PQ-9) is an essential component of photosynthesis that carries electrons in the linear and alternative electron transport chains, and is also a redox sensor that regulates state transitions and gene expression. physic. The substitution of D1-A251 (part of the loop region between transmembrane helices IV and V) with valine conferred herbicide resistance in both cyanobacteria and Chlamydomonas. With the advent of technology, these have been described in terms of biochemical aspects. F. L. C r a n e, B. 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Plastocyanin donates electrons to PSI. This section is followed by our observations and analysis of the mechanism of water cleavage and its coupling with the functioning of reaction center II. Figure 10.7. Koflerquinone (Plastoquinone) Phastoquinone 9. Reaction kinetics and the function of plastocyanin in situ. The following complexes are found in the photosynthesis electron transport chain: Photosystem II, Cytochrome b6-f, Photosystem I, Ferredoxin NADP Reductase (FNR), and the complex that makes ATP, ATP Synthase. The reducing equivalents are further energized by a second light reaction by PSI and used to reduce NAD(P)+ to NAD(P)H, which provides reducing power to reduce carbon dioxide. overreduction of photosynthetic electron transport (PET) occurs which leads to unbalanced ATP/NADPH ratio (Lokhande et al. D1-H215 and D1-S264 in the PS II reaction center are hydrogen bonded to QB and are conserved in the bacterial reaction center, the analogous residues being L-H190 and L-S223. kwə′nōn] (biochemistry) Any of a group of quinones that are involved in electron transport in chloroplasts during photosynthesis. As the essential link between both chlorophylls a pool of plastoquinone (PQ) (≈5 molecules) has been identified20, 32, 33. Herbicide resistance-conferring mutations have an energetic cost, however. Heptane extraction of carotene and quinones from lyophilized chloroplasts removes absorbance changes at 518 and 475 nanometers activated by both laser flash and continuous illumination. 14, The subsequent destination in the electron transport chain is a plastoquinone. (2001) J. Biol. In their light-induced reduced state, thioredoxins are implicated through disulfide bond reduction in the activation of numerous enzymes functional in photosynthesis. Plastoquinone (PQ) is a quinone molecule involved in the electron transport chain in the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis. In this respect, the case of Stt7/STN7 is particularly interesting. Concomitant impairment of state transitions and respiration decreases the overall yield of photosynthesis, ultimately leading to reduced fitness. One possibility is that the redox signal from thioredoxin is shuttled through the membrane by the CcdA and Hcf164 proteins known to transduce thiol reducing equivalents across the thylakoid membrane. Plastocyanin transport electrons between cytochrome b 6 -f complex and photosystem I. Chemical structures of vitamins K1 (40) and K2 (41). 1977 Mar 11; 459 (3):418–441. Res. Plastoquinone is reduced (accepts two protons (H +) from the stromal matrix of the chloroplast, coupled to two electrons (e-) from photosystem II), forming plastoquinol.It transports the protons to the lumen of thylakoid discs, while the electrons continue … A further important signaling trigger is the redox state of the plastoquinone pool of the plastid electron transport chain. P(700)/chlorophyll values are similar in the DG and LG types.The chlorophyll-depleted LG and LY types had less total acyl lipids per leaf weight when compared to the DG type. Prior to the localization of the bicarbonate-binding site by crystallography, attempts were made to localize it by site-directed mutagenesis. 3, 37 ; F. L. C r a n e, Plant Residues that are conserved in the QA site in PS II and the bacterial reaction center include the PS II D2-T217, D2-F252, D2-W253, and D2-H214 residues. In centers containing QAH2 or an unoccupied QA site, photogenerated P680+ Ph− decays on a nanosecond time scale, partly by recombination to produce P680 Ph. (2011), Cruz-Gallardo et al. Finally, information is provided on structural aspects of the two reaction centers. Physiol. Chem. This kinase, known to be inactivated under high light, is a transmembrane protein with its catalytic domain on the stromal side and the N-terminal end on the lumen side, with two conserved Cys that are critical for the activity of the kinase and likely candidates for targets of thioredoxin. A nuclear mutation of Glycine max (soybean) segregates 1:2:1 in regard to chlorophyll content. Plastoquinone is reduced (accepts two protons (H+) from the stromal matrix of the chloroplast, coupled to two electrons (e-) from photosystem II), forming plastoquinol. B. R u m b e r g, A. M ü l l e r and H. T. W it t, Nature [London] Some electron transport activity is always present, even in carotene- and quinone-depleted chloroplasts, but the light-induced pH increase disappears following the first extraction step. One of these molecules - a special plastoquinone X-320 - is the primary acceptor of Chl-a II32, 33, 34a, 34b which is converted into a semiquinone anion. The Function of Plastoquinone in the Electron transport System of Photosynthesis. Zoee Gokhale, Richard T. Sayre, in The Chlamydomonas Sourcebook, 2009. In Chlamydomonas, a redox-responsive multiprotein complex binding to the 5′ untranslated region of chloroplast psbA mRNA plays a role in the light-induced activation of translation initiation. In addition, Chl a fluorescence decay kinetics revealed a blockage in electron transfer from QA to QB consistent with the loss of bicarbonate. The mode of action of quinone algicides may be similar to the postulated free radical theory of the dipyridyl. The described procedures relies on spinach-chloroplast isolation followed by PQ extraction and chromatographic fractionation. The displacement of bicarbonate by formate decreases the kinetics of QB reduction by 100-fold. This chapter describes inhibitor and plastoquinone binding to photosystem II. The isoprenoid quinines, including ubiquinones. Several quinone hydrogen bonding residues are conserved, however. Plastoquinone transport electrons between photosystem II and cytochrome b 6 -f complex. The existence and the function of XI are hypothetical and the identity of XII with the first photoproduct of system II is yet not well established. (Plastoquinone)PQ. View of the non-heme iron and the QA- and QB-binding pockets. Readdition of pure beta-carotene partially restores the 518 and 475 nanometer absorbance changes. James Barber, in Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, 2004. (2004), Baniulis et al. Earlier studies involving EPR measurements of the QA−/Fe(II) signal indicated that QA− was also in close (7 Å) proximity to the non-heme iron (Nugent et al., 1981). Other site-specific mutations in the QB-binding pocket such as D1-A251V produced phenotypes resistant to atrazine but with slower QA−→QB electron transfer rates, whereas D1-V219I, D1-F255Y, and D1-L275F herbicide tolerant mutants showed only modest changes in QA−→QB and QA−→QB− electron transfer rates (Johanningmeier et al., 1987; Erickson et al., 1989; Govindjee et al., 1991; Strasser et al., 1992). Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. This also appears to hold for lumen proteins that are oxidatively activated in the light. The D1-S264A mutant exhibits increased tolerance toward metribuzin and atrazine but QA−→QB and QA−→QB− electron transfer rates are slower than in the wild type. Other steps in chloroplast gene expression such as RNA degradation, RNA splicing and translation elongation also appear to be redox modulated. bio It does, however, quench a considerable amount of 1O2* before the latter escapes from the reaction center (Telfer et al., 1994b). 5 Electron carriers. Plastoquinone (PQ) was first implicated as a participant in photosynthetic electron transport systems by Bishop2. The results led to a picture of the elementary functional mechanism of the molecular machinery in the thylakoid membrane. Free radical formation seems feasible, based on the observation of photoreduction of quinones to the corresponding hydroquinones, and was demonstrated indirectly in the case of chloranil. CHLOROPLASTS contain at least nine quinones. 1 … The resulting ΔpH is utilized in ATP synthesis. The effect of various chemical agents was also investigated. Spontaneous or chemically induced herbicide resistant mutations have been shown to be clustered in the QB-binding cavity spanning residues 211–275 of D1 (reviewed in Diner et al., 1991). This, together with the characteristic ESR and blue absorbance spectra in the Cu2+ state, is diagnostic of what is called a type I Cu centre. The electron from ferredoxin (Fd) is transferred to plastoquinone and then the cytochrome b6f complex to reduce plastocyanin, ...plastoquinone (QH2) … bio A non-conservative glycine mutation was engineered into Chlamydomonas (Hutchison et al., 1996b). PLASTOQUINONE MEDIATES ELECTRON TRANSPORT BETWEEN CYTOCHROME b-559 AND CYTOCHROME f IN SPINACH CHLOROPLASTS H. B&ME and W.A. In their light-induced reduced state, thioredoxins are implicated through disulfide bond reduction in the activation of numerous enzymes functional in biosynthesis. McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Plastoquinone is then reduced at the Qi site by oxidation of cyt bL and cyt bH thereby creating an electrogenic electron transfer from Qo to Qi (Fig. The environment of the Cu within the protein is such that its Em,7 is +370 mV, very different from what it would be in aqueous solution. Of these, D1-A251R was able to synthesize a less stable but full-length 32-kD D1 protein, whereas the other four mutants synthesized shorter (24–25 kD) and unstable D1 polypeptides. The electron transport chain is NADH dehydrogenase → plastoquinone → b 6 f → cyt c 6 → cyt aa 3 → O 2. where the mobile electron carriers are plastoquinone and cytochrome c 6, while the proton pumps are NADH dehydrogenase, cyt b 6 f and cytochrome aa 3 (member of the COX3 family). Direkte Informationen über den Primärprozeß der Photosynthese gewinnt man durch Messung der sehr kurzlebigen Primär- und Zwischenprodukte mit Hilfe 1. der Blitzlichtphotometrie, 2. der periodischen Blitzlichtphotometrie und 3. der Blitzlichtmanometrie. The LG plastid lamellae contain more protein/chlorophyll, cytochromes/chlorophyll, and quinones/chlorophyll than the DG. Photosynthesis is central to the performance of autotrophic plants, not in isolation but rather in combination with the processes that determine growth and development as part of the whole organism's function, reproductive performance and survival. L. C r a n e, B. E h r l i c h and L. P. K e g e l, Biochem. 2007-12-05. Some plastoquinones (plastoquinone (PQ E 0 =+ 0.113V) and plastoquinones A (PQA). The two quinones QA and QB are shown in magenta with the hydrophobic residues lining the binding pockets in orange and yellow respectively. We conclude that PsbL prevents reduction of PSII by back electron flow from plastoquinol protecting PSII from photoinactivation, whereas PsbJ regulates forward electron flow from Q (A)*- to the plastoquinone pool. In the ubiquinones, a particular chain length is favored, from n=6 in certain microorganisms to n=10 in most mammals . Scheme 10.11. Here we disclose their physiological significance in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using a genetic approach. These residues correspond in the bacterial reaction center to M-T220, M-F249, M-W250, and M-H217. White CC, Chain RK, Malkin R. Duroquinol as an electron donor for chloroplast electron transfer reactions. Evidence for a role of … PQH2 is then released from the QB-binding site in D1 and diffuses into the lipid matrix of the thylakoid membrane to be oxidized by the cytochrome b6f complex. Some of these inhibitors play a dual role not only in displaying information on plastoquinone function but are also equally important as herbicides in crop protection. Using single, Various growth and development phenomenon were described earlier in terms of physiology. In contrast to the bacterial reaction center, where a glutamate residue provides a fifth Fe ligand, in PS II reaction centers bicarbonate apparently serves the same function (Ferreira et al., 2004). Answer verified by Toppr . Commun. This recombines to form 3P680*. 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