Allophycocyanin and phycocyanin crystal structures reveal facets of phycobilisome assembly.

@article{Marx2013AllophycocyaninAP,
  title={Allophycocyanin and phycocyanin crystal structures reveal facets of phycobilisome assembly.},
  author={Ailie Marx and Noam Adir},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2013},
  volume={1827 3},
  pages={311-8}
}
X-ray crystal structures of the isolated phycobiliprotein components of the phycobilisome have provided high resolution details to the description of this light harvesting complex at different levels of complexity and detail. The linker-independent assembly of trimers into hexamers in crystal lattices of previously determined structures has been observed in almost all of the phycocyanin (PC) and allophycocyanin (APC) structures available in the Protein Data Bank. In this paper we describe the X… CONTINUE READING