Aromatic amino acids as stepping stones in charge transfer in respiratory complex I: an unusual mechanism deduced from atomistic theory and bioinformatics.


With the help of a recent X-ray structure analysis of the hydrophilic part of the bacterial respiratory complex I, we present a theoretical and numerical study of the charge transfer properties of this protein. Our analysis is based upon an atomistic electronic structure model that accounts for the formation of chemical bonds, spin polarization on… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja900352t


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