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Articles by Weizhi Li
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  Yang Yang , Chuntao Yin , Weizhi Li and Xudong Xu
  Unlike Escherichia coli, the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 is insensitive to chill (5°C) in the dark but rapidly losses viability when exposed to chill in the light (100 µmol photons m–2 s–1). Preconditioning at a low temperature (15°C) greatly enhances the chill-light tolerance of Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. This phenomenon is called acquired chill-light tolerance (ACLT). Preconditioned wild-type cells maintained a substantially higher level of α-tocopherol after exposure to chill-light stress. Mutants unable to synthesize α-tocopherol, such as slr1736, slr1737, slr0089, and slr0090 mutants, almost completely lost ACLT. When exposed to chill without light, these mutants showed no or a slight difference from the wild type. When complemented, the slr0089 mutant regained its ACLT. Copper-regulated expression of slr0090 from PpetE controlled the level of α-tocopherol and ACLT. We conclude that α-tocopherol is essential for ACLT of Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803. The role of α-tocopherol in ACLT may be based largely on a nonantioxidant activity that is not possessed by other tocopherols or pathway intermediates.
 
 
 
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