Pigment-Protein Complexes in Plastids

Pigment-Protein Complexes in Plastids : Synthesis and Assembly

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"Pigment-protein Complexes in Plastics - Synthesis and Assembly" covers various aspects of the biosynthesis, assembly and function of plastid pigment-protein complexes. Its major focus is on chlorophyll-protein complexes which are addressed in relation to plastid development and function. This book presents these complexes from different points of view and covers their molecular biology and physiological relevance in a broad sense. The book should interest researchers working with pigment - protein complexes, which are of such fundamental importance in linking living matter with its physical feeder of energy - the sun. The first chapters are introductory and give a brief background for beginners in the field. The remaining chapters describe the formation, regulation, incorporation and function of chlorophyll- and carotenoid-containing proteins.
The text covers the regulation, synthesis, routing and integration of plastid and nuclear-encoded thylakoid proteins; discusses the composition and assembly of chlorophyll-protein complexes in the photosynthetic membranes (with structural models photosystems I and II); presents the regulation, enzyme activity and pigment association of protochlorphyllide reductase; and covers carotenoids and lipids as components of the photosynthetic membranes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126769605
  • 9780126769609

Table of contents

Chloroplast as site of chlorophyll formation and photosynthesis - a short history, H.I. Virgin; plastid ultrastructure and development, H. Ryberg, et al; light and temperature regulation of chloroplast development, K. Eskins; biosynthesis of the chlorophyll chromophore of pigmented thylakoid proteins, W.R. Richards; protochlorphyllide reductase - a key enzyme in the greening process, R. Schulz and H. Senger; esterification of chlorophyllide and its implication on thylakoid development, W. Rudiger; chloroplast lipids and the assembly of membranes, E. Selstam and A. Widell Wigge; regulation, synthesis and integration of chloroplast and nuclear encoded proteins, W. Hachtel and A. Friemann; import and routing of chloroplast proteins, D. de Boer and P. Weisbeek; assembly and reconstitution of chlorophyll a/h-containing complexes, H. Paulsen; photosynthetic activities during early assembly of thylakoid membranes, F. Franck; function and assembly of photosystem I, B. Andersen and H. Vibe Scheller; function and organization of photosystem II, H.-E. Akerlund; carotenoids in chloroplast pigment-protein complexes, G. Britton; molecular biology of chromoplast development, C.A. Price, et al.
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