Assembly and Degradation of Pigment-binding Proteins
2016 (English)In: Chloroplasts: Current Research and Future Trends / [ed] Helmut Kirchhoff, Caister Academic Press, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Caister Academic Press, 2016.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-124435ISBN: 978-1-910190-47-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-124435DiVA: diva2:951963