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Assembly and Degradation of Pigment-binding Proteins
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
2016 (English)In: Chloroplasts: Current Research and Future Trends / [ed] Helmut Kirchhoff, Caister Academic Press, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In organisms performing oxygenic photosynthesis, the light absorbed by the Photosystem II reaction center is used to power the extraction of electrons from water, and initiate a series of oxidation-reduction reactions that power the synthesis of energy-rich molecules (ATP and NAD(P)H). These energy-rich molecules are transported to other cellular compartments to power all the metabolic reactions required to maintain growth. To ensure a constant supply of energy and avoid deleterious reactions caused by the absorption of excess sun light, photosynthetic organisms have evolved different mechanisms to reduce or increase the number of pigment-binding molecules present in their thylakoids. This chapter offers a current overview of the processes underlying assembly, degradation, and repair of the pigment-binding complexes present in higher plants, green algae, and cyanobacteria. We focus specifically on the chlorophyll-binding complexes in these organisms.

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Caister Academic Press, 2016.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124435ISBN: 978-1-910190-47-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124435DiVA: diva2:951963
Available from: 2016-08-11 Created: 2016-08-11 Last updated: 2016-08-11

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