The effects of two molecular forms of water-soluble ferredoxin (Fd I and Fd II) on the kinetics of electron transport in bean chloroplasts (class B) were studied. The light-induced redox transitions of the photosystem I reaction center P700 were measured by the intensity of the EPR signal I produced by P700+. Both forms of ferredoxin, Fd I and Fd II, when added to the chloroplasts in catalytic amounts, stimulate the light-induced electron transfer from P700 to NADP+. Nevertheless, Fd I is a better mediator of the back reactions from NADPH to P700+. This electron transfer pathway is sensitive to the cyclic electron transport inhibitor, antimycin A, and to DCMU inhibitor of electron transport between photosystem II and plastoquinone. It may be concluded that the two molecular forms of ferredoxin, Fd I and Fd II, differ in their ability to catalyze cyclic electron transport in photosystem I. The role of Fd I and Fd II in regulation of electron transport at the acceptor site of photosystem I is discussed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 1982|
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