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Photosynthetic electron transport and phosphorylation reactions in thylakoid membranes from the blue-green alga Anacystis nidulans

Ono, T.; Murata, N.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 502(3): 477-485

1978


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-3002
PMID: 26396
DOI: 10.1016/0005-2728(78)90080-4
Accession: 038966805

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Thylakoid membranes were prepared from the blue-green alga, Anacystis nidulans with lysozyme treatment and a short period of sonic oscillation. The thylakoid membrane preparation was highly active in the electron transport reactions such as the Hill reactions with ferricyanide and with 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol, the Mehler reaction mediated by methyl viologen and the system 1 reaction with methyl viologen as an electron acceptor and 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol and ascorbate as an electron donor system. The Hill reaction with ferricyanide and the system 1 reaction was stimulated by the phosphorylating conditions. The cyclic and non-cyclic phosphorylation was also active. These findings suggest that the preparation of thylakoid membranes retained the electron transport system from H2O to reaction center 1, and that the phosphorylation reaction was coupled to the Hill reaction and the system 1 reaction.

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