The structural basis of light-harvesting in purple bacteria

Cogdell, R. J. , Isaacs, N. W., Freer, A. A., Howard, T. D., Gardiner, A. T., Prince, S. M. and Papiz, M. Z. (2003) The structural basis of light-harvesting in purple bacteria. FEBS Letters, 555(1), pp. 35-39. (doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(03)01102-5)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(03)01102-5

Abstract

A typical purple bacterial photosynthetic unit consists of two types of light-harvesting complex (LH1 and LH2) together with a reaction centre. This short review presents a description of the structure of the LH2 complex from <i>Rhodopseudomonas acidophila</i>, which has recently been improved to a resolution of 2.0 Å [Papiz et al., J. Mol. Biol. 326 (2003) 1523–1538]. We show how this structure has helped to reveal the details of the various excitation energy transfer events in which it is involved.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cogdell, Professor Richard
Authors: Cogdell, R. J., Isaacs, N. W., Freer, A. A., Howard, T. D., Gardiner, A. T., Prince, S. M., and Papiz, M. Z.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:FEBS Letters
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0014-5793
ISSN (Online):1873-3468
Published Online:23 October 2003

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