Isolation and characterization of thylakoid membranes from the filamentous cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme
2007 (English)In: Physiologia Plantarum: An International Journal for Plant Biology, ISSN 0031-9317, E-ISSN 1399-3054, Vol. 131, no 4, 622-634 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nostoc punctiforme strain Pasteur Culture Collection (PCC) 73102, a sequenced filamentous cyanobacterium capable of nitrogen fixation, is used as a model organism for characterization of bioenergetic processes during nitrogen fixation in Nostoc. A protocol for isolating thylakoid membranes was developed to examine the biochem. and biophys. aspects of photosynthetic electron transfer. Thylakoids were isolated from filaments of N. punctiforme by pneumatic pressure-drop lysis. The activity of photosynthetic enzymes in the isolated thylakoids was analyzed by measuring oxygen evolution activity, fluorescence spectroscopy and ESR spectroscopy. Electron transfer was found functional in both PSII and PSI. Electron transfer measurements in PSII, using diphenylcarbazide as electron donor and 2,6-dichlorophenolindophenol as electron acceptor, showed that 80% of the PSII centers were active in water oxidn. in the final membrane prepn. Anal. of the membrane protein complexes was made by 2D gel electrophoresis, and identification of representative proteins was made by mass spectrometry. The ATP synthase, several oligomers of PSI, PSII and the NAD(P)H dehydrogenase (NDH)-1L and NDH-1M complexes, were all found in the gels. Some differences were noted compared with previous results from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Two oligomers of PSII were found, monomeric and dimeric forms, but no CP43-less complexes. Both dimeric and monomeric forms of Cyt b6/f could be obsd. In all, 28 different proteins were identified, of which 25 are transmembrane proteins or membrane associated ones.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 131, no 4, 622-634 p.
Nostoc punctiforme, isolation, membranes, thylakoids, proteomics, photosystem II, photosystem I
Chemical Sciences Biological Sciences
Research subject Biochemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12478DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2007.00982.xISI: 000250763500010PubMedID: 18251853OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12478DiVA: diva2:40247