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Ferredoxin Cross-Links to a 22 kD Subunit of Photosystem I
April L. Zilber and Richard Malkin
Vol. 88, No. 3 (Nov., 1988), pp. 810-814
Published by: American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4271661
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We have used a cross-linking approach to study the interaction of ferredoxin (Fd) with photosystem I (PSI). The cross-linking reagent N-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide was found to cross-link spinach Fd to a 22 kilodalton subunit of PSI in both isolated spinach (Spinacia oleracea) PSI complexes and spinach thylakoid membranes. The product had an apparent molecular weight of 38 kilodaltons on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and was identified as a cross-linked product using specific antibodies to Fd and the 22 kilodalton subunit. In both a native PSI complex (200 Chl/P700) and a PSI core complex (100 Chl/P700), a second cross-linked product at 36 kilodaltons was seen. The latter cross-reacted with an antibody to Fd but did not cross-react with antibodies directed against the 24.3, 22, 19, 17.3 or 8.5 kilodalton, or psaC subunits of PSI. Its composition remains to be determined. In thylakoids only the 38 kilodalton product was observed along with a cross-linked complex of Fd and Fd:NADP+ reductase.
Plant Physiology © 1988 American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)