β-Carotene as a factor in the reconstitution of cyclic phospho rylation in damaged chloroplast membranes

Anna Tukendorf, Zbigniew Krupa, Tadeusz Baszyński

Abstract


Phenazine methosulphate mediated cyclic phosphorylation suppressed by heptane extraction or galactolipase treatment of spinach chloroplasts is restored by β -carotene, in 100% and 50%, respectively. Xanthophylls are not able to reconstitute this reaction. β-Carotene replaces galactolipids in reactivation of galactolipase treated chloroplasts, indicating a nonspecific effect of lipids in photosystem I dependent reactions.

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