Visible light induction of an EPR split signal in photosystem II in the S2 state reveals the importance of charges in the oxygen evolving center during catalysis: a unifying model
2012 (English)In: Biochemistry, ISSN 1520-4995, E-ISSN 0006-2960, Vol. 51, no 10, 2054-2064 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cryogenic illumination of Photosystem II (PSII) can lead to the trapping of the metastable radical Y-z(center dot), the radical form of the redox-active tyrosine residue D1-Tyr161 (known as Y-z). Magnetic interaction between this radical and the CaMn4 cluster of PSII gives rise to so-called split electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) signals with characteristics that are dependent on the S state. We report here the observation and characterization of a split EPR signal that can be directly induced from PSII centers in the S-2 state through visible light illumination at 10 K. We further show that the induction of this split signal takes place via a Mn-centered mechanism, in the same way as when using near-infrared light illumination [Koulougliotis, D., et al. (2003) Biochemistry 42, 3045-3053]. On the basis of interpretations of these results, and in combination with literature data for other split signals induced under a variety of conditions (temperature and light quality), we propose a unified model for the mechanisms of split signal induction across the four S states (S-0, S-1, S-2, and S-3). At the heart of this model is the stability or instability of the Y-z(center dot)(D1-His190)(+) pair that would be formed during cryogenic oxidation of Y-Z. Furthermore, the model is closely related to the sequence of transfers of protons and electrons from the CaMn4, cluster during the S cycle and further demonstrates the utility of the split signals in probing the immediate environment of the oxygen-evolving center in PSII.
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2012. Vol. 51, no 10, 2054-2064 p.
Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173573DOI: 10.1021/bi2015794ISI: 000301398000004PubMedID: 22352968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-173573DiVA: diva2:524084