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Photosynthetic Reaction Center - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122086625, 9781483288406

Photosynthetic Reaction Center, Volume 2

1st Edition

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Authors: Johann Deisenhofer J. Norris
eBook ISBN: 9781483288406
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th July 1993
Page Count: 574
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The availability of the photosynthetic reaction center's structure at an atomic resolution of less than three angstroms has revolutionized research. This protein is the first integral membrane protein whose structure has been determined with such precision. Each volume of the Photosynthetic Reaction Center contains original research, methods, and reviews. Together, these volumes cover our current understanding of how photosynthesis converts light energy into stored chemical energy. Volume II details the electron transfer process; it is oriented to the physical aspects of photosynthesis. It thus primarily discusses bacterial photosynthesis and model compounds. Volume II features the very complex and rapidly evolving issues associated with the theory of electron transfer in the bacterial reaction center, and explores picosecond and femtosecond spectroscopy. This volume also covers holeburning spectroscopy; primary events of bacterial photosynthesis with emphasis on the application of large, external electric fields designed to manipulate and probe mechanisms of the initial chemistry; the role of accessory carotenoid pigments; the techniques of infrared spectroscopy and magnetic resonance as applied to photosynthesis; and the interplay between natural and artificial photosynthesis.


Researchers and graduate students in protein chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, and plant science.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface.

Electron-Transfer Mechanisms in Reaction Centers: Engineering Guidelines, C.C. Moser, J.M. Keske, K. Warncke, R.S. Farid, and P.L. Dutton. Simulations of Electron Transfer in Bacterial Reaction Centers, W.W. Parson and A. Warshel.

Electron Transfer and Charge Recombination Reactions in Wild-Type and Mutant Bacterial Reaction Centers: Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Primary Electron Transfer in Reaction Centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodopseudomonas viridis, W. Zinth and W. Kaiser. Time and Frequency Domain Study of Different Electron Transfer Processes in Bacterial Reaction Centers, V.A. Shuvalov. Initial Electron Transfer Events in Photosynthetic Bacteria, T.J. DiMagno and J.R. Norris. Spectral Hole Burning: A Window on Excited State Electronic Structure, Heterogeneity, Electron - Phonon Coupling, and Transport Dynamics of Photosynthetic Units, R. Jankowiak and G.J. Small. Photosynthetic Reaction Center Spectroscopy and Electron Transfer Dynamics in Applied Electric Fields, S.G. Boxer. Carotenoids in Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Centers: Structure, Spectroscopy, and Photochemistry, H.A. Frank. Infrared Vibrational Spectroscopy of the Photosynthetic Reaction Center, W. Mantele. Electron Spin Polarization in Photosynthetic Reaction Centers, S.W. Snyder and M.C. Thurnauer. Magnetic Resonance of Bacterial Photosynthetic Reaction Centers, A.J. Hoff. Time-Domain EPR Spectroscopy of Energy and Electron Transfer, H. Levanon and M.K. Bowman. Multistep Electron and Energy Transfer in Artificial Photosynthesis, D. Gust and T.A. Moore. Modeling Primary Electron Transfer in Photosynthesis Using Supramolecular Structures, M.R. Wasielewski. Models of Photosynthetic Chromophores: Molecular Structures of Chlorins and Bacteriochlorins, K.M. Barkigia and J. Fajer. Three-Dimensional Structure of the Reaction Center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis, J. Deisenhofer and H. Michel. Index.


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About the Authors

Johann Deisenhofer

Affiliations and Expertise

Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

J. Norris

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural Research Council, Meat Research Institute, Bristol, England

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