TCB Publications - Abstract

Herbert Treutlein, Klaus Schulten, Christoph Niedermeier, J. Deisenhofer, H. Michel, and D. Devault. Electrostatic control of electron transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. In J. Breton and A. Verméglio, editors, The Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Center: Structure and Dynamics, volume 149 of NATO Science Series A: Life Sciences, pp. 369-377. Plenum, New York, 1988.

TREU88C 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 analysis$^{1,2}$. 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 rearrangement after electron transfer. The latter properties were derived from a molecular dynamics simulation$^3$.

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