The organization of carbonic anhydrase (CA) system in halo- and alkaliphilic cyanobacterium Rhabdoderma lineare was studied by Western blot analysis and immunocytochemical electron microscopy. The presence of putative extracellular α-CA of 60 kDa in the glycocalyx, forming a tight sheath around the cell, and of two intracellular β-CA is reported. We show for the first time that the β-CA of 60 kDa is expressed constitutively and associated with polypeptides of photosystem II (β-CA-PS II). Another soluble β-CA of 25 kDa was induced in low-bicarbonate medium. Induction of synthesis of the latter β-CA was accompanied by an increase in the intracellular pool of inorganic carbon, which suggests an important role of this enzyme in the functioning of a CO2-concentrating mechanism. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Dudoladova, M. V., Kupriyanova, E. V., Markelova, A. G., Sinetova, M. P., Allakhverdiev, S. I., & Pronina, N. A. (2007). The thylakoid carbonic anhydrase associated with photosystem II is the component of inorganic carbon accumulating system in cells of halo- and alkaliphilic cyanobacterium Rhabdoderma lineare. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, 1767(6), 616–623. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbabio.2006.12.006