Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 8, pp 646–649 | Cite as

Structure and function of PBS model complex

  • Hui Wang
  • Jingquan Zhao
  • Lijin Jiang


A complex of phycobiliproteins, containing phycoerythrocyanin (PEC), C-phycovyanin (C-PC) and allo-phycocyanin (APC) as well as some linker polypeptides, was reconstructed. The absorption and fluoreacence spectra of the complex were compared with those of native phycobilisomes (PBS) and the phycobiliproteins. Based on the measured data, it can be concluded that the complex can be taken as a model of PBS and is an entirely functional group for excitation energy transfer step by step from peripheral PEC to APC. The single terminal emitter feature of the complex makes it favorable for clarifying energy transfer pathways and the kinetics in comparison with native PBS. Further research is carried on in the lab.


Anabaena variabilis PBS model complex reconstruction excitation energy transfer 


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© Science in China Press 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Wang
    • 1
  • Jingquan Zhao
    • 1
  • Lijin Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Photographic ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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