The photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis

Johann Deisenhofer, Harmut Michel

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Abstract

We first describe the history and methods of membrane protein crystallization, and show how the structure of the photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis was solved. The structure of this membrane protein complex is correlated with its function as a light-driven electron pump across the photosynthetic membrane. Finally we draw conclusions on the structure of the photosystem II reaction centre from plants and discuss the aspects of membrane protein structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-419
Number of pages37
JournalBioscience reports
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1989

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Keywords

  • Rhodopseudomonas viridis
  • photosynthesis
  • purple bacteria
  • reaction centre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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