We report a structural characterization by electron microscopy and image analysis of a supramolecular complex consisting of Photosystem I (PSI) and the chlorophyll-binding protein IsiA from a mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803 lacking the PsaF and PsaJ subunits. The circular complex consists of a central PSI trimer surrounded by a ring of 17 IsiA units, one less than in the wild-type supercomplex. We conclude that PsaF and PsaJ are not obligatory for the binding of the IsiA ring, and that the size of the PSI complex determines the number of IsiA units in the ring. The resulting number of 17 copies implies that each PSI monomer has a different association to the IsiA ring. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|