Alex de Winter

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In bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, ultrafast singlet excited state energy transfer occurs from the monomeric bacteriochlorophylls, B, and bacteriopheophytins, H, to the homodimer special pair, a pair of strongly interacting bacteriochlorophylls. In the M202HL mutant, one of the bacteriochlorophylls comprising the special pair is replaced by a(More)
Bovine collateral ligament synthesized a 35S-labeled large proteoglycan species which eluted with a Kav of approximately 0.27 on Sepharose CL-2B and contained only chondroitin sulfate chains with a molecular mass of approximately 32 kDa. Fluorography of the 35S-labeled core proteins derived from the large ligament proteoglycan revealed a broad range of(More)
The triplet state of aromatic molecules forms and decays by intersystem crossing, as originally demonstrated by Kasha and Lewis. By contrast, the triplet state of the primary electron donor, 3 P, in photosynthetic reaction centers is formed exclusively by spin-and magnetic-field-dependent charge recombination of the initially formed radical ion pair. 3 P(More)
In bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, ultrafast singlet excited-state energy transfer occurs from the mono-meric bacteriochlorophylls, B, and bacteriopheophytins, H, to the homodimer special pair, P, a pair of strongly interacting bacteriochlorophylls. Using fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy, energy transfer to the special pair can be monitored(More)
This paper investigates the kinetics and mechanism of loss of the two major proteoglycan species from cultures of bovine collateral ligament. Following incubation of ligament with [35S]sulfate after 6 days in culture, the rate of loss of the predominant proteoglycan species, decorin, from the matrix was shown to be much slower (t1/2 approximately 18 days)(More)
The catabolism of newly synthesized decorin by explant cultures of bovine collateral ligament was investigated. The tissue was placed in explant culture for 6 days then incubated with radiolabeled sulfate for 6 h and replaced in culture for 5 days to allow for the loss of the radiolabeled large proteoglycan. The metabolic fate of the remaining radiolabeled(More)
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