The photosynthetic reaction center from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis

Johann Deisenhofer, Hartmut Michel

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Abstract

The history and methods of membrane protein crystallization are described. The solution of the structure of the photosynthetic reaction center from the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis is described, and the structure of this membrane protein complex is correlated with its function as a light-driven electron pump across the photosynthetic membrane. Conclusions about the structure of the photosystem II reaction center from plants are drawn, and aspects of membrane protein structure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1463-1473
Number of pages11
JournalScience
Volume245
Issue number4925
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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