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Electrostatic Control of Electron Transfer in the Photosynthetic Reaction Center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis

  • H. Treutlein
  • K. Schulten
  • C. Niedermeier
  • J. Deisenhofer
  • H. Michel
  • D. DeVault
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 149)

Abstract

We have investigated electrostatic properties of the photosynthetic reaction center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis, the molecular structure of which has been solved recently by X-ray crystallographic analysis1,2. Our calculations involved both time-averaged electrostatic properties as can be obtained from the static X-ray structure of the protein as well as fluctuating and time-varying electrostatic properties due to thermal motion of the reaction center and structural rearrangment after electron transfer. The latter properties were derived from a molecular dynamics simulation3.

Keywords

Electron Transfer Reaction Center Special Pair Photosynthetic Reaction Center Electrostatic Property 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Treutlein
    • 1
  • K. Schulten
    • 1
  • C. Niedermeier
    • 1
  • J. Deisenhofer
    • 2
  • H. Michel
    • 2
  • D. DeVault
    • 3
  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für BiochemieMartinsriedGermany
  3. 3.Dept. of Physiology and BiophysicsUniv. of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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