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Title: Removal of Ca 2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn 4O 5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study

We studied Ca 2+ -depleted and Ca 2+ -reconstituted spinach photosystem II using polarized X-ray absorption spectroscopy of oriented PS II preparations to investigate the structural and functional role of the Ca 2+ ion in the Mn 4O 5Ca cluster of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). Samples were prepared by low pH/citrate treatment as one-dimensionally ordered membrane layers and poised in the Ca 2+ -depleted S 1 (S 1') and S 2 (S 2') states, the S 2'Y Z• state, at which point the catalytic cycle of water oxidation is inhibited, and the Ca 2+ -reconstituted S 1 state. Polarized Mn K-edge XANES and EXAFS spectra exhibit pronounced dichroism. Polarized EXAFS data of all states of Ca 2+ -depleted PS II investigated show only minor changes in distances and orientations of the Mn-Mn vectors compared to the Ca 2+ -containing OEC, which may be attributed to some loss of rigidity of the core structure. Thus, removal of the Ca 2+ ion does not lead to fundamental distortion or rearrangement of the tetranuclear Mn cluster, which indicates that the Ca 2+ ion in the OEC is not critical for structural maintenance of the cluster, at least in the S 1 and Smore » 2 states, but fulfills a crucial catalytic function in the mechanism of the water oxidation reaction. On the basis of this structural information, reasons for the inhibitory effect of Ca 2+ removal are discussed, attributing to the Ca 2+ ion a fundamental role in organizing the surrounding (substrate) water framework and in proton-coupled electron transfer to Y Z• (D1-Tyr161).« less
Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Physical Biosciences Division
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; GM55302
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 43; Journal ID: ISSN 1520-6106
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1257848
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1378612

Lohmiller, Thomas, Shelby, Megan L., Long, Xi, Yachandra, Vittal K., and Yano, Junko. Removal of Ca2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn4O5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03559.
Lohmiller, Thomas, Shelby, Megan L., Long, Xi, Yachandra, Vittal K., & Yano, Junko. Removal of Ca2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn4O5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03559.
Lohmiller, Thomas, Shelby, Megan L., Long, Xi, Yachandra, Vittal K., and Yano, Junko. 2015. "Removal of Ca2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn4O5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03559. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1257848.
@article{osti_1257848,
title = {Removal of Ca2+ from the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II Has Minimal Effect on the Mn4O5 Core Structure: A Polarized Mn X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study},
author = {Lohmiller, Thomas and Shelby, Megan L. and Long, Xi and Yachandra, Vittal K. and Yano, Junko},
abstractNote = {We studied Ca2+ -depleted and Ca2+ -reconstituted spinach photosystem II using polarized X-ray absorption spectroscopy of oriented PS II preparations to investigate the structural and functional role of the Ca2+ ion in the Mn4O5Ca cluster of the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). Samples were prepared by low pH/citrate treatment as one-dimensionally ordered membrane layers and poised in the Ca2+ -depleted S1 (S1') and S2 (S2') states, the S2'YZ• state, at which point the catalytic cycle of water oxidation is inhibited, and the Ca2+ -reconstituted S1 state. Polarized Mn K-edge XANES and EXAFS spectra exhibit pronounced dichroism. Polarized EXAFS data of all states of Ca2+ -depleted PS II investigated show only minor changes in distances and orientations of the Mn-Mn vectors compared to the Ca2+ -containing OEC, which may be attributed to some loss of rigidity of the core structure. Thus, removal of the Ca2+ ion does not lead to fundamental distortion or rearrangement of the tetranuclear Mn cluster, which indicates that the Ca2+ ion in the OEC is not critical for structural maintenance of the cluster, at least in the S1 and S2 states, but fulfills a crucial catalytic function in the mechanism of the water oxidation reaction. On the basis of this structural information, reasons for the inhibitory effect of Ca2+ removal are discussed, attributing to the Ca2+ ion a fundamental role in organizing the surrounding (substrate) water framework and in proton-coupled electron transfer to YZ• (D1-Tyr161).},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b03559},
journal = {Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces and Biophysical Chemistry},
number = 43,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}