Interaction between Phycobilisomes from Porphyridium cruentum and Thylakoid Membranes from Gymnodinium sp. or Spinach

Interaction between Phycobilisomes from Porphyridium cruentum and Thylakoid Membranes from... Thylakoid membranes were isolated from Gymnodinium sp. and spinach, whereas the phycobilisomes were isolated and purified from red alga Porphyridium cruentum. The absorption spectra of the purified phycobilisomes (PBS) showed three peaks at 548, 564, and 624 nm, respectively, and the ratio of the fluorescence intensity at the λ 680 em to that at λ 580 em was about 7.3. All these results demonstrated that the purified PBS remained intact. The thylakoid membranes were incubated with the purified phycobilisomes, and the thylakoid membranes, which harbored the phycobilisomes, were purified by sucrose density gradient centrifugation. Meantime, the conjugates of phycobilisome-thylakoid membranes were constructed using glutaraldehyde and further purified. Their characteristics were studied by measuring the absorption spectra and fluorescence emission spectra. The results showed that the phycobilisomes from Porphyridium cruentum can attach to the thylakoid membranes from Gymnodinium sp. and spinach without covalent cross-linking, but the excited energy transfer did not occur. The conjugate of phycobilisome-thylakoid membranes with covalent cross-linking exhibits the excited energy transfer between the phycobilisomes and the thylakoid membranes. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

Interaction between Phycobilisomes from Porphyridium cruentum and Thylakoid Membranes from Gymnodinium sp. or Spinach

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Copyright © 2005 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Life Sciences; Plant Sciences; Plant Physiology
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