Identification of the amino acids involved in the functional interaction between photosystem I and ferredoxin from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 by chemical cross-linking

C Lelong, P Sétif, B Lagoutte, H Bottin
1994 Journal of Biological Chemistry  
Ferredoxin isolated from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 has been chemically cross-linked to purified photosystem I from the same organism. The reaction was catalyzed by N-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide in the presence of N-hydroxysulfosuccinimide. A short reaction time and neutral pH values can be used in the presence of the two reagents, ensuring the integrity of both of the proteins and the iron-sulfur cluster of the ferredoxin. The only covalent complex detected
more » ... mprised ferredoxin and the photo-system I (PSI)-D subunit, as identified by antibodies probing after electrophoresis. Electron paramagnetic resonance measurements of this covalent complex have shown that the cross-linked ferredoxin was entirely photoreducible by photosystem I and that the molar ratio of ferredoxin to PSI was close to 1. Extensive sequencing of the peptides obtained after proteolysis of the purified cross-linked product led to the identification of a covalent bond between glutamic acid 93 of ferredoxin and lysine 106 of the PSI-D subunit.
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