Photosynthetic Reaction Center

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 432 pages
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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 I describes the chemistry and biochemistry of photosynthesis, including green plant photosynthesis; it is devoted to the overall features and implications of the bacterial reaction center for green plant research. It features a new description of the structure of the reaction center, followed by coverage of the antenna and light functions. Volume I also details new manipulations of the reaction center including chemical and genetic modifications. It describes how the reaction center provides reducing power via electron transfer chemistry coupled to proton uptake and release; coupling of electron transport between the oxidized reaction center and the aqueous periplasm; and the general operation of membrane-bound proteins. Additionally, this volume contains five chapters detailing facets of green plant photosynthesis important for future research.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Structure and Function of the Photosynthetic Reaction Center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides
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Chapter 2 Refinement of the Structure of a WaterSoluble Antenna Complex from Green Photosynthetic Bacteria by Incorporation of the Chemically ...
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Chapter 3 Preparation Purification and Crystallization of Purple Bacteria Antenna Complexes
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Chapter 4 Structural Features of Photosynthetic LightHarvesting Systems
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Chapter 5 Genetic Analysis of Photosynthetic Membrane Biogenesis in Rhodobacter sphaeroides
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Chapter 6 Digital Imaging Spectroscopy
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Chapter 7 Bacterial Reaction Centers with Modified Tetrapyrrole Chromophores
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Chapter 8 Electron and Proton Transfer in the Acceptor Quinone Complex of Reaction Centers of Phototrophic Bacteria
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Chapter 9 Electron Transfer between Bacterial Reaction Centers and Mobile cType Cytochromes
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Chapter 10 Isolation and Properties of the Photosystem II Reaction Center
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Chapter 11 Biochemical Biophysical and Structural Characterization of the Isolated Photosystem II Reaction Center Complex
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Chapter 12 Photosytem II Reaction Center and Bicarbonate
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Chapter 13 Structure and Function of the Reaction Center Cofactors in Oxygenic Organisms
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Index
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