PhotosystemII (PSII) occurs in different forms and supercomplexes in thylakoid membranes. Using a transplastomic strain of Nicotiana tabacum histidine tagged on the subunit PsbE, we have previously shown that a mild extraction protocol withβ dodecylmaltoside enriches PSII characteristic of lamellae and grana margins. Here, we characterize residual granal PSII that is not extracted by this first solubilization step. Using a ffinity purification,we demonstrate that this PSII fraction consists of PSII-LHCII mega-and supercomplexes, PSIIdimers, and PSIImonomers ,which were separated by gelfiltration and functionally characterized. Our findings represent an alternative demonstration of different PSII populations in thylakoid membranes, and they make it possible to prepare PSII-LHCII supercomplexes in high yield.

Isolation of plant photosystem II complexes by fractional solubilization

Farci D;LOI, MARIA CECILIA;PIANO, DARIO
2015

Abstract

PhotosystemII (PSII) occurs in different forms and supercomplexes in thylakoid membranes. Using a transplastomic strain of Nicotiana tabacum histidine tagged on the subunit PsbE, we have previously shown that a mild extraction protocol withβ dodecylmaltoside enriches PSII characteristic of lamellae and grana margins. Here, we characterize residual granal PSII that is not extracted by this first solubilization step. Using a ffinity purification,we demonstrate that this PSII fraction consists of PSII-LHCII mega-and supercomplexes, PSIIdimers, and PSIImonomers ,which were separated by gelfiltration and functionally characterized. Our findings represent an alternative demonstration of different PSII populations in thylakoid membranes, and they make it possible to prepare PSII-LHCII supercomplexes in high yield.
PhotosystemII; PSII-LHCII supercomplex; PSII-LHCII megacomplex; Thylakoid membranes; Nicotiana tabacum; Oligomeric state
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