Arnold J. Hoff

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Using 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-13C site-specifically labelled ubiquinone-10, reconstituted at the QA site of Rhodobacter sphaeroides R26 reaction centres, the infra-red bands dominated by the 1- and 4-C = O vibration of QA are assigned in the QA(-)-QA difference spectra. The mode dominated by the 4-C = O vibration is drastically downshifted in the reaction centres(More)
We present laser flash-induced triplet-minus-singlet (TmS(flash)) and absorbance-detected-magnetic-resonance (TmS(ADMR)) measurements on the light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b pigment-protein complex (LHCII) from pea. We investigated the influence of LHCII aggregation on xanthophyll triplet formation. The effect of aggregation was previously studied using(More)
Photosystem II reaction centers (RC) with selectively exchanged pheophytin (Pheo) molecules as described in [Germano, M., Shkuropatov, A. Ya., Permentier, H., Khatypov, R. A., Shuvalov, V. A., Hoff, A. J., and van Gorkom, H. J. (2000) Photosynth. Res. 64, 189-198] were studied by low-temperature absorption, linear and circular dichroism, and(More)
The primary light-induced charge separation in reaction centers from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides R-26 has been investigated after excitation with laser pulses of 150 fsec duration within the longwave absorption band of the primary donor at 850 nm. An excited state of the primary donor, characterized by a broad absorption spectrum extending over the whole(More)
The absorption frequencies of the C = O and C = C (neutral state) and of the C...O (semiquinone state) stretching vibrations of QB have been assigned by FTIR spectroscopy, using native and site-specifically 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-13C-labelled ubiquinone-10 (UQ10) reconstituted at the QB binding site of Rhodobacter sphaeroides R26 reaction centres. Besides the(More)
Pheophytin a (Pheo) in Photosystem II reaction centres was exchanged for 131-deoxo-131-hydroxy-pheophytin a (131-OH-Pheo). The absorption bands of 131-OH-Pheo are blue-shifted and well separated from those of Pheo. Two kinds of modified reaction centre preparations can be obtained by applying the exchange procedure once (RC1×) or twice (RC2×). HPLC analysis(More)
In reaction centers and chromatophores of photosynthetic bacteria strong light-induced emissive ESR signals have been found, not only after a flash but also under continuous illumination. The signal, with g = 2.0048 and delta Hpp = 7.6 G, is only present under reducing conditions in material in which the primary acceptor, ubiquinone, U and its associated(More)
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Low-temperature 15N and 13C CP/MAS (cross-polarization/magic angle spinning) NMR has been used to analyze BChl-histidine interactions and the electronic structure of histidine residues in the light-harvesting complex II (LH2) of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. The histidines were selectively labeled at both or one of the two nitrogen sites of the imidazole(More)