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The Oligomeric Arrangement of the Light-Harvesting Chlorophyll a/6-Protein Complex of Photosystem II

  • Grzegorz Jackowski and Ewa Kluck


The light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b-protein complex of photosystem II (LHC II) was isolated from carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) leaves by K+-induced aggregation of n-hep-tylthioglucoside-treated photosystem II particles. When solubilized with a mixture of lithium docedyl sulphate, octyl-β-D-glucopyranoside and dodecyl-β-D-maltoside the LHC II was re­ solved by mild sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis into four oligo­meric forms and a monomeric one. LHC II contained five major polypeptides only two of which (27 and 26 kDa) were found to be its authentic components. The oligomeric forms of LHC II were found to differ in the stoichiometric ratios of the polypeptides present. The 26 kD a polypeptide was enriched in the largest oligomeric forms while the 27 kDa polypep­tide tended to form a monomer or to assemble as lower oligomeric states of LHC II.

Received: 1993-10-26
Revised: 1994-3-4
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1994-6-1

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