1Angela M. Barragan
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Two forms of the equation for expression of the rate constant for electron transfer through a Marcus-type treatment are discussed. In the first (exergonic) form, the Arrhenius exponential term was replaced by its classical Marcus term; in the second (endergonic) form, the forward rate constant was replaced by the reverse rate constant (the forward rate(More)
The Rieske [2Fe-2S] iron-sulfur protein of cytochrome bc(1) functions as the initial electron acceptor in the rate-limiting step of the catalytic reaction. Prior studies have established roles for a number of conserved residues that hydrogen bond to ligands of the [2Fe-2S] cluster. We have constructed site-specific variants at two of these residues,(More)
The rate-limiting reaction of the bc(1) complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides is transfer of the first electron from ubihydroquinone (quinol, QH(2)) to the [2Fe-2S] cluster of the Rieske iron-sulfur protein (ISP) at the Q(o)-site. Formation of the ES-complex requires participation of two substrates (S), QH(2) and ISP(ox). From the variation of rate with [S],(More)
It is now well established that the source of oxygen in photosynthesis is water. The earliest suggestion previously known to us had come from René Bernard Wurmser (1930). Here, we highlight an earlier report by Monsieur De Fourcroy (1787), who had already discussed the broad outlines of such a hypothesis in a book on Chemistry written for women. We present(More)
Enzymes of the bc1 complex family power the biosphere through their central role in respiration and photosynthesis. These enzymes couple the oxidation of quinol molecules by cytochrome c to the transfer of protons across the membrane, to generate a proton-motive force that drives ATP synthesis. Key for the function of the bc1 complex is the initial redox(More)
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