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Limitation of the rate of ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase activation by carbamylation and ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase activase activity: Development and tests of a mechanistic model

IE Woodrow, ME Kelly, KA Mott

Functional Plant Biology | Published : 1996


A mechanistically-based model of light-mediated activation of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) is developed. The model describes the kinetics of Rubisco activation following a relatively rapid increase in photon flux density (PPFD) from an initially low level. Underlying the model is the assumption that there are two slow processes that could potentially limit the rate of light-mediated Rubisco activation. These processes are the addition of the activator CO2 to the large subunit of Rubisco, which is accompanied by a conformational change in the enzyme (carbamylation), and activase-mediated removal of ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate from the inactive form of the enzyme. Th..

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