Reconstitution of the water-oxidizing complex in manganese-depleted photosystem II preparations using synthetic binuclear Mn(II) and Mn(IV) complexes: Production of hydrogen peroxide

Toshi Nagata, Takayuki Nagasawa, Sergei K. Zharmukhamedov, Vyacheslav V. Klimov, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

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Abstract

Reconstitution of Mn-depleted PSII particles with synthetic binuclear Mn complexes (one Mn(II)2 complex and one Mn(IV)2 complex) was examined. In both cases the electron-transfer rates in the reconstituted systems were found to be up to 75-82% of that measured in native PSII but the oxygen evolution activity remained lower (<5-40%). However, hydrogen peroxide was also produced by the reconstituted samples. These samples therefore represent a new type of reconstituted PSII that generates hydrogen peroxide as the final product in reconstituted PSII centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-138
Number of pages6
JournalPhotosynthesis research
Volume93
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Manganese complex
  • Photosystem II
  • Reconstitution
  • Water-oxidizing complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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