The structure and function of bacterial light-harvesting complexes (Review)

Law, C.J., Roszak, A.W., Southall, J., Gardiner, A.T., Isaacs, N.W. and Cogdell, R.J. (2004) The structure and function of bacterial light-harvesting complexes (Review). Molecular Membrane Biology, 21(3), pp. 183-191. (doi:10.1080/09687680410001697224)

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Abstract

The harvesting of solar radiation by purple photosynthetic bacteria is achieved by circular, integral membrane pigment-protein complexes. There are two main types of light-harvesting complex, termed LH2 and LH1, that function to absorb light energy and to transfer that energy rapidly and efficiently to the photochemical reaction centres where it is trapped. This mini-review describes our present understanding of the structure and function of the purple bacterial light-harvesting complexes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard and Isaacs, Professor Neil and Roszak, Dr Aleksander
Authors: Law, C.J., Roszak, A.W., Southall, J., Gardiner, A.T., Isaacs, N.W., and Cogdell, R.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Molecular Membrane Biology
ISSN:0968-7688
ISSN (Online):1464-5203

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