Charge transport in proteins probed by resonant photoemission.


The degrees of charge localization in the highest occupied and lowest unoccupied molecular orbitals (HOMO and LUMO) of the bacterial surface layer protein of Bacillus sphaericus NCTC 9602 were studied by resonant photoemission. In agreement with a charge transport hopping mechanism that involves torsional motions of the peptide backbone, the lifetime of… (More)