alexa Plastoquinol is more active than α-tocopherol in singlet oxygen scavenging during high light stress of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Author(s): Nowicka B, Kruk J

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Abstract In the present study, we have performed comparative analysis of different prenyllipids in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultures during high light stress under variety of conditions (presence of inhibitors, an uncoupler, heavy water). The obtained results indicate that plastoquinol is more active than α-tocopherol in scavenging of singlet oxygen generated in photosystem II. Besides plastoquinol, also its oxidized form, plastoquinone shows antioxidant action during the stress conditions, resulting in formation of plastoquinone-C, whose level can be regarded as an indicator of singlet oxygen oxidative stress in vivo. The pronounced stimulation of α-tocopherol consumption and α-tocopherolquinone formation by an uncoupler, FCCP, together with the results of additional model system studies, led to the suggestion that α-tocopherol can be recycled in thylakoid membranes under high light conditions from 8a-hydroperoxy-α-tocopherone, the primary oxidation product of α-tocopherol by singlet oxygen. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This article was published in Biochim Biophys Acta and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

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