In situ conversion of protochlorophyllide b to protochlorophyllide a in barley. Evidence for a novel role of 7-formyl reductase in the prolamellar body of etioplasts

Reinbothe, Steffen and Pollmann, Stephan and Reinbothe, Christiane (2003). In situ conversion of protochlorophyllide b to protochlorophyllide a in barley. Evidence for a novel role of 7-formyl reductase in the prolamellar body of etioplasts. "Journal of Biological Chemistry", v. 278 ; pp. 800-806. ISSN 0021-9258.

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Title: In situ conversion of protochlorophyllide b to protochlorophyllide a in barley. Evidence for a novel role of 7-formyl reductase in the prolamellar body of etioplasts
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  • Reinbothe, Steffen
  • Pollmann, Stephan
  • Reinbothe, Christiane
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Date: 2003
ISSN: 0021-9258
Volume: 278
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Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP) (UPM)
Department: Biotecnologia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

We recently put forth a model of a protochlorophyllide (Pchlide) light-harvesting complex operative during angiosperm seedling de-etiolation (Reinbothe, C., Lebedev, N., and Reinbothe, S. (1999) Nature 397, 80–84). This model, which was based on in vitro reconstitution experiments with zinc analogs of Pchlide a and Pchlide b and the two NADPH:protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases (PORs), PORA and PORB, of barley, predicted a 5-fold excess of Pchlide b, relative to Pchlide a, in the prolamellar body of etioplasts. Recent work (Scheumann, V., Klement, H., Helfrich, M., Oster, U., Schoch, S., and Rüdiger, W. (1999) FEBS Lett. 445, 445–448), however, contradicted this model and reported that Pchlide b would not be present in etiolated plants. Here we demonstrate that Pchlide b is an abundant pigment in barley etioplasts but is rather metabolically unstable. It is rapidly converted to Pchlide a by virtue of 7-formyl reductase activity, an enzyme that had previously been implicated in the chlorophyll (Chl) b to Chl a reaction cycle. Our findings suggest that etiolated plants make use of 7-formyl reductase to fine tune the levels of Pchlide b and Pchlidea and thereby may regulate the steady-state level of light-harvesting POR-Pchlide comple

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Item ID: 14041
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14041/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14041
Official URL: http://www.jbc.org/content/278/2/800.long
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2013 09:03
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:01
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