Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of photosystem I reaction center

Ildikó Domonkos, Przemyslaw Malec, Anna Sallai, László Kovács, Kunihiro Itoh, Gaozhong Shen, Bettina Ughy, Balázs Bogos, Isamu Sakurai, Mihály Kis, Kazimierz Strzalka, Hajime Wada, Shigeru Itoh, T. Farkas, Z. Gombos

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Our earlier studies with the pgsA mutant of Synechocystis PCC6803 demonstrated the important role of phosphatidylglycerol (PG) in PSII dimer formation and in electron transport between the primary and secondary electron-accepting plastoquinones of PSII. Using a long-term depletion of PG from pgsA mutant cells, we could induce a decrease not only in PSII but also in PSI activity. Simultaneously with the decrease in PSI activity, dramatic structural changes of the PSI complex were detected. A 21-d PG depletion resulted in the degradation of PSI trimers and concomitant accumulation of monomer PSI. The analyses of PSI particles isolated by MonoQ chromatography showed that, following the 21-d depletion, PSI trimers were no longer detectable in the thylakoid membranes. Immunoblot analyses revealed that the PSI monomers accumulating in the PG-depleted mutant cells do not contain PsaL, the protein subunit thought to be responsible for the trimer formation. Nevertheless, the trimeric structure of PSI reaction center could be restored by readdition of PG, even in the presence of the protein synthesis inhibitor lincomycin, indicating that free PsaL was present in thylakoid membranes following the 21-d PG depletion. Our data suggest an indispensable role for PG in the PsaL-mediated assembly of the PSI reaction center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1478
Number of pages8
JournalPlant Physiology
Volume134
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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Photosystem I Protein Complex
Phosphatidylglycerols
phosphatidylglycerols
photosystem I
Thylakoids
thylakoids
mutants
Plastoquinone
Lincomycin
Synechocystis
protein synthesis inhibitors
lincomycin
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Protein Subunits
protein subunits
Electron Transport
oligomerization
electron transfer
Chromatography
chromatography

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Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of photosystem I reaction center. / Domonkos, Ildikó; Malec, Przemyslaw; Sallai, Anna; Kovács, László; Itoh, Kunihiro; Shen, Gaozhong; Ughy, Bettina; Bogos, Balázs; Sakurai, Isamu; Kis, Mihály; Strzalka, Kazimierz; Wada, Hajime; Itoh, Shigeru; Farkas, T.; Gombos, Z.

In: Plant Physiology, Vol. 134, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 1471-1478.

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Domonkos, I, Malec, P, Sallai, A, Kovács, L, Itoh, K, Shen, G, Ughy, B, Bogos, B, Sakurai, I, Kis, M, Strzalka, K, Wada, H, Itoh, S, Farkas, T & Gombos, Z 2004, 'Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of photosystem I reaction center', Plant Physiology, vol. 134, no. 4, pp. 1471-1478. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.103.037754
Domonkos I, Malec P, Sallai A, Kovács L, Itoh K, Shen G et al. Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of photosystem I reaction center. Plant Physiology. 2004 Apr;134(4):1471-1478. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.103.037754
Domonkos, Ildikó ; Malec, Przemyslaw ; Sallai, Anna ; Kovács, László ; Itoh, Kunihiro ; Shen, Gaozhong ; Ughy, Bettina ; Bogos, Balázs ; Sakurai, Isamu ; Kis, Mihály ; Strzalka, Kazimierz ; Wada, Hajime ; Itoh, Shigeru ; Farkas, T. ; Gombos, Z. / Phosphatidylglycerol is essential for oligomerization of photosystem I reaction center. In: Plant Physiology. 2004 ; Vol. 134, No. 4. pp. 1471-1478.
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