Characterization by electron microscopy of isolated particles and two-dimensional crystals of the CP47-D1-D2-cytochrome b-559 complex of photosystem II.
Journal - Biochemistry (UNITED STATES )
A photosystem II complex containing the reaction center proteins D1 and D2, a 47-kDa chlorophyll-binding protein (CP47), and cytochrome b-559 was isolated with high yield, purity, and homogeneity; small but well-ordered two-dimensional crystals were prepared from the particles. The crystals and the isolated particles were analyzed by electron microscopy using negatively stained specimens. The information of 20 different digitized crystals was combined by alignment programs based on correlation methods to obtain a final average. The calculated diffraction pattern, with spots up to a resolution of 2.5 nm, and the optical diffraction pattern of a single crystal indicate that the plane group is p22121 (also called p2gg) and that the unit cell is rectangular with parameters of 23.5 x 16.0 nm, containing four stain-excluding monomers (two face-up and two face-down). In projection, the monomers have an asymmetrical shape with a length of 10 nm, a maximal width of 7.5 nm, and a height of 6 nm; their molecular mass is 175 +/- 40 kDa.
|ISSN : ||0006-2960|
|Mesh Heading : ||Chlorophyll Cytochrome b Group Light-Harvesting Protein Complexes Microscopy, Electron Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins Plant Proteins Plants Protein Conformation|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Photosystem II Protein Complex isolation & purification isolation & purification isolation & purification enzymology|