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In order to investigate the changes of protonation or environment of carboxylic residues occurring upon photoreduction of the secondary quinone acceptor (QB) in the reaction center (RC) of the photosynthetic bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1., we have performed light-induced Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy on RCs from wild-type (Wt) and(More)
Molecular changes associated with the photoreduction of the primary quinone acceptor Qa of photosystem II have been characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. This reaction was light-induced at room temperature on photosystem II membranes in the presence of hydroxylamine and diuron. A positive signal at 1478 cm-1 is assigned to the C---O(More)
Light-induced forward electron transfer in the bacterial photosynthetic reaction center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides was investigated by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy. Using a highly sensitive kinetic photometer based on a tunable IR diode laser source [Mäntele, W., Hienerwadel, R., Lenz, F., Riedel, W. J., Grisar, R., & Tacke, M. (1990a) Spectrosc.(More)
Molecular changes associated with the photooxidation of the primary electron donor P700 in photosystem I from cyanobacteria have been investigated with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy. Highly resolved signals are observed in the carbonyl stretching frequency region of the light-induced FTIR spectra. In order to assign and to(More)
Protein electrochemistry in an ultra-thin-layer electrochemical cell suitable for UV/vis and IR spectroscopy has been used to characterize the vibrational modes of the primary electron donors of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodopseudomonas viridis reaction centers in their neutral and cation radical states (P and P+, respectively). The P-->P+ redox(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate image fusion in dual energy computed tomography for detecting various anatomic structures based on the effect on contrast enhancement, contrast-to-noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio and image quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty patients underwent a CT neck with dual energy mode (DECT under a Somatom(More)
The tetrameric state of p53, p63, and p73 has been considered one of the hallmarks of this protein family. While the DNA binding domain (DBD) is highly conserved among vertebrates and invertebrates, sequences C-terminal to the DBD are highly divergent. In particular, the oligomerization domain (OD) of the p53 forms of the model organisms Caenorhabditis(More)
The protonation events that occur upon QA-QB-->QAQB- electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides were investigated by time-resolved infrared spectroscopy using tunable diode lasers as previously described [Mäntele, W., Hienerwadel, R., Lenz, F., Riedel, E. J., Grisar, R., & Tacke, M. (1990) Spectrosc. Int. 2, 29-35;(More)
Cytochrome (cyt) b(561) proteins are dihaem-containing membrane proteins, belonging to the CYBASC (cytochrome-b(561)-ascorbate-reducible) family, and are proposed to be involved in ascorbate recycling and/or the facilitation of iron absorption. Here, we present the heterologous production of two cyt b(561) paralogs from Arabidopsis thaliana (Acytb(561)-A,(More)
A combined electrochemical and FTIR spectroscopic approach was used to identify the vibrational modes of tyrosines in cytochrome c oxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans which change upon electron transfer and coupled proton transfer. Electrochemically induced FTIR difference spectra of the Tyr-D4-labeled cytochrome c oxidase reveal that only small(More)