Treatment of spinach photosystem I particles with 2 or 4 M urea containing 5 mM ferricyanide produces a time-dependent conversion of labile sulfide to zero-valence sulfur in the membrane-bound iron-sulfur proteins. The integrity of the primary electron donor, P700, remains intact when measured as a chemical oxidized-minus-reduced difference spectrum. The effect on the light-induced oxidation of P700 is complex; the extent of the normally-fast P700 photooxidation correlates directly with the amount of labile sulfide remaining in the particle but a slow phase of photooxidation only becomes evident in increasingly depleted particles and shows no relationship with the amount of remaining labile sulfide. The data is taken as evidence for the participation of an iron-sulfur protein in the primary photochemistry of photosystem I in green plants.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jul 26 1976|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology