Gene Symbol: LHCB6
Description: light harvesting complex photosystem II subunit 6
Alias: CHLOROPHYLL PROTEIN 24, CP24, F7H2.16, F7H2_16, light harvesting complex photosystem II subunit 6, light harvesting complex photosystem II subunit 6
Species: thale cress
Products:     LHCB6

Top Publications

  1. Passarini F, Wientjes E, Hienerwadel R, Croce R. Molecular basis of light harvesting and photoprotection in CP24: unique features of the most recent antenna complex. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:29536-46 pubmed publisher
    b>CP24 is a minor antenna complex of Photosystem II, which is specific for land plants...
  2. Passarini F, Xu P, Caffarri S, Hille J, Croce R. Towards in vivo mutation analysis: knock-out of specific chlorophylls bound to the light-harvesting complexes of Arabidopsis thaliana - the case of CP24 (Lhcb6). Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014;1837:1500-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We have complemented a CP24 knock-out mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana with the CP24 (Lhcb6) gene carrying a His-tag and with a mutated version lacking the ligand for chlorophyll 612, a specific pigment ..
  3. Luo J, Shen G, Yan J, He C, Zhang H. AtCHIP functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase of protein phosphatase 2A subunits and alters plant response to abscisic acid treatment. Plant J. 2006;46:649-57 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that the E3 ubiquitin ligase AtCHIP may function upstream of PP2A in stress-responsive signal transduction pathways under conditions of low temperature or in the dark. ..
  4. de Bianchi S, Dall Osto L, Tognon G, Morosinotto T, Bassi R. Minor antenna proteins CP24 and CP26 affect the interactions between photosystem II subunits and the electron transport rate in grana membranes of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2008;20:1012-28 pubmed publisher
    We investigated the function of chlorophyll a/b binding antenna proteins Chlorophyll Protein 26 (CP26) and CP24 in light harvesting and regulation of photosynthesis by isolating Arabidopsis thaliana knockout lines that completely lacked ..
  5. Marin A, Passarini F, van Stokkum I, van Grondelle R, Croce R. Minor complexes at work: light-harvesting by carotenoids in the photosystem II antenna complexes CP24 and CP26. Biophys J. 2011;100:2829-38 pubmed publisher
    ..The corresponding dynamics were investigated here for the first time, to our knowledge, in the CP26 and CP24 minor antenna complexes. The results for the two complexes differ substantially...
  6. Moya I, Silvestri M, Vallon O, Cinque G, Bassi R. Time-resolved fluorescence analysis of the photosystem II antenna proteins in detergent micelles and liposomes. Biochemistry. 2001;40:12552-61 pubmed
    ..The chlorophyll fluorescence decay of Lhcb proteins LHCII, CP29, CP26, and CP24 in detergent solution is mostly determined by two lifetime components of 1.2-1.5 and 3...
  7. Ytterberg A, Peltier J, van Wijk K. Protein profiling of plastoglobules in chloroplasts and chromoplasts. A surprising site for differential accumulation of metabolic enzymes. Plant Physiol. 2006;140:984-97 pubmed
  8. Dall Osto L, Ünlü C, Cazzaniga S, van Amerongen H. Disturbed excitation energy transfer in Arabidopsis thaliana mutants lacking minor antenna complexes of photosystem II. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014;1837:1981-8 pubmed
    Minor light-harvesting complexes (Lhcs) CP24, CP26 and CP29 occupy a position in photosystem II (PSII c' plants between the major light-harvesting complexes LHCII and the PSII core subunits...
  9. Andersson J, Walters R, Horton P, Jansson S. Antisense inhibition of the photosynthetic antenna proteins CP29 and CP26: implications for the mechanism of protective energy dissipation. Plant Cell. 2001;13:1193-204 pubmed
    ..The decrease in the level of CP24 protein in the CP29 antisense lines indicates a physical interaction between these complexes...

More Information


  1. Marin A, Passarini F, Croce R, van Grondelle R. Energy transfer pathways in the CP24 and CP26 antenna complexes of higher plant photosystem II: a comparative study. Biophys J. 2010;99:4056-65 pubmed publisher
    ..femtosecond transient absorption study on the light-harvesting pigment-protein complexes CP26 (Lhcb5) and CP24 (Lhcb6) of Photosystem II. The complexes are excited at three different wavelengths in the chlorophyll (Chl) Qy region...
  2. Avenson T, Ahn T, Zigmantas D, Niyogi K, Li Z, Ballottari M, et al. Zeaxanthin radical cation formation in minor light-harvesting complexes of higher plant antenna. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:3550-8 pubmed
  3. Lucinski R, Misztal L, Samardakiewicz S, Jackowski G. The thylakoid protease Deg2 is involved in stress-related degradation of the photosystem II light-harvesting protein Lhcb6 in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytol. 2011;192:74-86 pubmed publisher
    ..The ability to degrade the photosystem II light-harvesting protein Lhcb6 apoprotein in response to brief high-salt, wounding, high-temperature and high-irradiance stress was demonstrated ..
  4. Zienkiewicz M, Ferenc A, Wasilewska W, Romanowska E. High light stimulates Deg1-dependent cleavage of the minor LHCII antenna proteins CP26 and CP29 and the PsbS protein in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta. 2012;235:279-88 pubmed publisher
    ..The interaction of Deg1 with the PsbS protein and the minor LHCII subunits implies its involvement in the regulation of both excess energy dissipation and state transition adaptation processes. ..
  5. Betterle N, Ballottari M, Hienerwadel R, Dall Osto L, Bassi R. Dynamics of zeaxanthin binding to the photosystem II monomeric antenna protein Lhcb6 (CP24) and modulation of its photoprotection properties. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2010;504:67-77 pubmed publisher
    b>Lhcb6 (CP24) is a monomeric antenna protein of photosystem II, which has been shown to play special roles in photoprotective mechanisms, such as the Non-Photochemical Quenching and reorganization of grana membranes in excess light ..