Ferredoxin and flavodoxin reduction by photosystem I

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2001 Oct 30;1507(1-3):161-79. doi: 10.1016/s0005-2728(01)00205-5.


Ferredoxin and flavodoxin are soluble proteins which are reduced by the terminal electron acceptors of photosystem I. The kinetics of ferredoxin (flavodoxin) photoreduction are discussed in detail, together with the last steps of intramolecular photosystem I electron transfer which precede ferredoxin (flavodoxin) reduction. The present knowledge concerning the photosystem I docking site for ferredoxin and flavodoxin is described in the second part of the review.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Binding Sites
  • Electron Transport
  • Ferredoxins / chemistry*
  • Flavodoxin / chemistry*
  • Iron-Sulfur Proteins / chemistry
  • Models, Molecular
  • Mutagenesis, Site-Directed
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins / chemistry*
  • Photosystem I Protein Complex*
  • Plant Proteins / chemistry


  • Ferredoxins
  • Flavodoxin
  • Iron-Sulfur Proteins
  • Photosynthetic Reaction Center Complex Proteins
  • Photosystem I Protein Complex
  • Plant Proteins
  • PsaD protein, cyanobacteria
  • photosystem I, psaE subunit