Protein-lipid interactions in the purple bacterial reaction centre

Jones, M.R., Fyfe, P.K., Roszak, A.W., Isaacs, N.W. and Cogdell, R.J. (2002) Protein-lipid interactions in the purple bacterial reaction centre. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Biomembranes, 1565(2), pp. 206-214. (doi: 10.1016/S0005-2736(02)00570-9)

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The purple bacterial reaction centre uses the energy of sunlight to power energy-requiring reactions such as the synthesis of ATP. During the last 20 years, a combination of X-ray crystallography, spectroscopy and mutagenesis has provided a detailed insight into the mechanism of light energy transduction in the bacterial reaction centre. In recent years, structural techniques including X-ray crystallography and neutron scattering have also been used to examine the environment of the reaction centre. This mini-review focuses on recent studies of the surface of the reaction centre, and briefly discusses the importance of the specific protein–lipid interactions that have been resolved for integral membrane proteins.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard and Isaacs, Professor Neil and Roszak, Dr Aleksander
Authors: Jones, M.R., Fyfe, P.K., Roszak, A.W., 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:Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Biomembranes
ISSN (Online):1879-2642
Published Online:11 October 2002

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