Benedikt Hessling

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By using factor analysis and decomposition, bacteriorhodopsin's intramolecular reactions have been assigned to photocycle intermediates. Independent of specific kinetic models, the pure BR-L, BR-M, BR-N, and BR-O difference spectra were calculated by analyzing simultaneously two different measurements in the visible and infrared spectral region performed at(More)
The orientation of the central proton-binding site, the protonated Schiff base, away from the proton release side to the proton uptake side is crucial for the directionality of the proton pump bacteriorhodopsin. It has been proposed that this movement, called the reprotonation switch, takes place in the M1 to M2 transition. To resolve the molecular events(More)
Cyclobutane-type pyrimidine dimers generated by ultraviolet irradiation of DNA can be cleaved by DNA photolyase. The enzyme-catalysed reaction is believed to be initiated by the light-induced transfer of an electron from the anionic FADH- chromophore of the enzyme to the pyrimidine dimer. In this contribution, first infrared experiments using a novel E109A(More)
Photoactive yellow protein (PYP) is a blue light sensor present in the purple photosynthetic bacterium Ectothiorhodospira halophila, which undergoes a cyclic series of absorbance changes upon illumination at its lambda(max) of 446 nm. The anionic p-hydroxycinnamoyl chromophore of PYP is covalently bound as a thiol ester to Cys69, buried in a hydrophobic(More)
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