Apr 1, 1976

Evidence for multiple sites of ferricyanide reduction in chloroplasts

Journal of Bioenergetics
J BanaszakF L Crane

Abstract

Various sites of ferricyanide reduction were studied in spinach chloroplasts. It was found that in the presence of dibromothymoquinone a fraction of ferricyanide reduction was dibromothymoquinone sensitive, implying that ferricyanide can be reduced by photosystem I as well as photosystem II. To separate ferricyanide reduction sites in photosystem II, orthophenanthroline and dichlorophenyl dimethylurea inhibitions were compared at various pHs. It was noted that at low pH ferricyanide reduction was not completely inhibited by orothophenanthroline. At high pH's, however, inhibition of ferricyanide reduction by orthophenanthroline was complete. It was found that varying concentration of orthophenanthroline at a constant pH showed different degrees of inhibition. In the study of ferricyanide reduction by photosystem II various treatments affecting plastocyanin were performed. It was found that Tween-20 or KCN treatments which inactivated plastocyanin did not completely inactivate ferricyanide reduction. These data support the conclusion that ferricyanide accepts electrons both before and after plastoquinone in photosystem II.

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Spinach preparation
Tweens
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Spinacia oleracea
Plastocyanin Activity
Chloroplasts
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Metabolic Inhibition
Etioplasts
Dibromothymoquinone

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