The mobile thylakoid phosphoprotein TSP9 interacts with the light harvesting complex II and the peripheries of both photosystems
2006 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, Vol. 282, no 22, 16214-16222 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The localization of the plant-specific thylakoid-soluble phosphoprotein of 9 kDa, TSP9, within the chloroplast thylakoid membrane of spinach has been established by the combined use of fractionation, immunoblotting, cross-linking, and mass spectrometry. TSP9 was found to be exclusively confined to the thylakoid membranes, where it is enriched in the stacked grana membrane domains. After mild solubilization of the membranes, TSP9 migrated together with the major light-harvesting antenna (LHCII) of photosystem II (PSII) and with PSII-LHCII supercomplexes upon separation of the protein complexes by either native gel electrophoresis or sucrose gradient centrifugation. Studies with a cleavable cross-linking agent revealed the interaction of TSP9 with both major and minor LHCII proteins as identified by mass spectrometric sequencing. Cross-linked complexes that in addition to TSP9 contain the peripheral PSII subunits CP29, CP26, and PsbS, which form the interface between LHCII and the PSII core, were found. Our observations also clearly suggest an interaction of TSP9 with photosystem I (PSI) as shown by both immunodetection and mass spectrometry. Sequencing identified the peripheral PSI subunits PsaL, PsaF, and PsaE, originating from cross-linked protein complexes of around 30 kDa that also contained TSP9. The distribution of TSP9 among the cross-linked forms was found to be sensitive to conditions such as light exposure. An association of TSP9 with LHCII as well as the peripheries of the photosystems suggests its involvement in regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 282, no 22, 16214-16222 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13862DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M605833200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13862DiVA: diva2:21933