Khoa Duy Nguyen

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Oxygenic photosynthesis is driven via sequential action of Photosystem II (PSII) and (PSI)reaction centers via the Z-scheme. Both of these pigment-membrane protein complexes are found in cyanobacteria, algae, and plants. Unlike PSII, PSI is remarkably stable and does not undergo limiting photo-damage. This stability, as well as other fundamental structural(More)
Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, is an emerging environmental bacterium in Australia and West Africa. The primary risk factor associated with Buruli ulcer is proximity to slow moving water. Environmental constraints for disease are shown by the absence of infection in arid regions of infected countries. A particularly mysterious(More)
Photosystem I (PSI) is a key component of oxygenic photosynthetic electron transport because of its light-induced electron transfer to the soluble electron acceptor ferredoxin. This work demonstrates the incorporation of surface assembled cyanobacterial trimeric PSI complexes into a biohybrid system for light-driven current generation. Specifically, this(More)
Photoactivity of native trimeric, and non-native monomeric Photosystem I (PSI) extracted from Thermosynechococcus elongatus is compared in a photoelectrochemical system. The PSI monomer is isolated by disassembling a purified PSI trimer using a freeze-thaw technique in presence of the short-chain surfactant, octylthioglucoside. Photoactive electrodes are(More)
The enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) is widely used to investigate cell type specific gene expression and protein localization in the filamentous streptomycetes. To broaden the scope of cell biological investigation in these organisms, we have adapted shuttle vectors for the construction of gene fusions to the monomeric red fluorescent protein(More)
The reduction rate of photo-oxidized Photosystem I (PSI) with various natural and artificial electron donors have been well studied by transient absorption spectroscopy. The electron transfer rate from various donors to P700 + has been measured for a wide range of photosynthetic organisms encompassing cyanobacteria, algae, and plants. PSI can be a limiting(More)
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