Temperature and -ΔG° Dependence of the Electron Transfer to and from QA in Reaction Center Protein from Rhodobacter sphaeroides

  • M. R. Gunner
  • P. Leslie Dutton
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 149)


Photosynthetic reaction center proteins (RC) have provided an important system for the study of biological electron transfer mechanisms. Initially, the investigation focused simply on the oxidation-reduction of the cofactors that function as donor and accepter. As details of both the reaction pathways and protein structure emerge, attention can now turn toward the role of the protein matrix in electron transfer. This not only provides the scaffolding for the redox sites, but also a medium that should be energetically coupled to the electron transfer event. On a broader front, the reactions occurring in the RC, with its defined structure and characterized reactions, offer a unique opportunity to test current, general theoretical models for electron transfer.


Electron Transfer Reaction Center Electron Transfer Reaction Electron Transfer Rate Reorganization Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Gunner
    • 1
  • P. Leslie Dutton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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