Structural Analysis of Cyanobacterial Photosystem I

  • Petra Fromme
  • Ingo Grotjohann
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 24)


Photosystem I is a large membrane protein complex that catalyzes the first step of oxygenic photosynthesis. It can be regarded as a solar energy converter that captures the light from the sun through a large core-antenna system of chlorophylls and carotenoids and transfers the energy into the center of the complex, where the energy is used to catalyze the light-driven transmembrane electron transfer from plastocyanin to ferredoxin.


Transmembrane Helix Electron Transfer Chain Synechococcus Elongatus Stromal Side Antenna Chlorophyll 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Fromme
    • 1
  • Ingo Grotjohann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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