Light- and Redox-Dependent Force Spectroscopy Reveals that the Interaction between Plastocyanin and Plant Photosystem I Is Favored when One Partner Is Ready for Electron Transfer

Zamora, Ricardo A.; Lopez-Ortiz, Manuel; Sales-Mateo, Montserrat; Hu, Chen; Croce, Roberta; Abraham Maniyara, Rinu; Pruneri, Valerio; Giannotti, Marina, I; Gorostiza, Pau


Photosynthesis is a fundamental process that converts photons into chemical energy, driven by large protein complexes at the thylakoid membranes of plants, cyanobacteria, and algae. In plants, water-soluble plastocyanin (Pc) is responsible for shuttling electrons between cytochrome b6f complex and the photosystem I (PSI) complex in the photosynthetic electron transport chain (PETC). For an efficient turnover, a transient complex must form between PSI and Pc in the PETC, which implies a balance between specificity and binding strength. Here, we studied the binding frequency and the unbinding force between suitably oriented plant PSI and Pc under redox control using single molecule force spectroscopy (SMFS). The binding frequency (observation of binding-unbinding events) between PSI and Pc depends on their respective redox states. The interaction between PSI and Pc is independent of the redox state of PSI when Pc is reduced, and it is disfavored in the dark (reduced P700) when Pc is oxidized. The frequency of interaction between PSI and Pc is higher when at least one of the partners is in a redox state ready for electron transfer (ET), and the post-ET situation (PSIRed-Pc-Ox) leads to lower binding. In addition, we show that the binding of ET-ready Pc(Red )to PSI can be regulated externally by Mg2+ ions in solution.

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Título de la Revista: ACS Nano
Editorial: ACS
Fecha de publicación: 2022


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