Photosystem II

The Light-Driven Water:Plastoquinone Oxidoreductase

  • Thomas J. Wydrzynski
  • Kimiyuki Satoh
  • Joel A. Freeman

Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-CP16
  2. Charles F. Yocum, Robert E. Blankenship, Shelagh Ferguson-Miller
    Pages 1-10
  3. Perspective of Photosystem II Research

    1. Kimiyuki Satoh, Thomas J. Wydrzynski, Govindjee
      Pages 11-22
  4. Protein Constituents of Photosystem II

    1. Beverley R. Green, Elisabeth Gantt
      Pages 23-44
    2. Julian J. Eaton-Rye, Cindy Putnam-Evans
      Pages 45-70
    3. Peter J. Nixon, Mary Sarcina, Bruce A. Diner
      Pages 71-93
    4. Terry M. Bricker, Robert L. Burnap
      Pages 95-120
    5. Leeann E. Thornton, Johnna L. Roose, Himadri B. Pakrasi, Masahiko Ikeuchi
      Pages 121-137
  5. Organization of Functional Sites in Photosystem II

    1. Gernot Renger, Alfred R. Holzwarth
      Pages 139-175
    2. Vasili Petrouleas, Antony R. Crofts
      Pages 177-206
    3. Bruce A. Diner, R. David Britt
      Pages 207-233
    4. Richard J. Debus
      Pages 261-284
    5. Karin A. Åhrling, Ronald J. Pace, Michael C. W. Evans
      Pages 285-305
    6. Hans J. van Gorkom, Charles F. Yocum
      Pages 307-327
    7. Jack J. S. van Rensen, Vyacheslav V. Klimov
      Pages 329-345
    8. Peter Faller, Christian Fufezan, A. William Rutherford
      Pages 347-365
  6. Structural Basis for Photosystem II

  7. Molecular Dynamics of Photosystem II

    1. Laura M. C. Barter, David R. Klug, Rienk van Grondelle
      Pages 491-514
    2. Barry J. Pogson, Heather M. Rissler, Harry A. Frank
      Pages 515-537
    3. Warwick Hillier, Johannes Messinger
      Pages 567-608
  8. Assembly and Biodynamics of Photosystem II

    1. G. Charles Dismukes, Gennady M. Ananyev, Richard Watt
      Pages 609-626
    2. Wah Soon Chow, Eva-Mari Aro
      Pages 627-648
    3. Kenichi Yamaguchi, Stephen P. Mayfield, Mamoru Sugita
      Pages 649-668
  9. Comparison of Photosystem II with Other Natural/Artificial Systems

    1. G. Charles Dismukes, Robert E. Blankenship
      Pages 683-695
    2. Gary W. Brudvig, Mårten Wikström
      Pages 697-713
    3. László Kálmán, JoAnn C. Williams, James P. Allen
      Pages 715-727
    4. Brian R. Gibney, Cecilia Tommos
      Pages 729-751
    5. Ann Magnuson, Stenbjörn Styring, Leif Hammarström
      Pages 753-775
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 777-788

About this book


Dedicated to the memory of one of the early pioneers in this field of research, Professor Gerald T. Babcock, the 34 inclusive chapters of the present volume cover all major aspects of the molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and physiology of Photosystem II. The chapters were variously authored by a total of 75 scientific experts from leading research centers in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, making the book a truly international effort. The book is divided into several parts which detail the protein constituents, functional sites, tertiary structure, molecular dynamics and mechanisms of subunit assembly and homeostasis. The book ends with a comparison of Photosystem II structure and function with other related enzymes and bio-mimetic systems. Since the unique water-splitting chemistry catalyzed by Photosystem II leads to the production of pure oxygen gas and the potential for making hydrogen gas, a primary goal of this book is to provide a molecular guide to future protein engineers and bio-mimetic chemists in the development of appropriate biocatalysts for the generation of clean, renewable energy from sunlight and water.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Wydrzynski
    • 1
  • Kimiyuki Satoh
    • 2
  • Joel A. Freeman
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Okayama UniversityOkayamaJapan

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