Comment on "Transient Conformational Changes of Sensory Rhodopsin II Investigated by Vibrational Stark Effect Probes".

@article{Boxer2017CommentO,
  title={Comment on "Transient Conformational Changes of Sensory Rhodopsin II Investigated by Vibrational Stark Effect Probes".},
  author={Steven G Boxer},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2017},
  volume={121 30},
  pages={
          7395-7396
        }
}
I am writing to draw attention to a serious flaw in the method used to evaluate the data in “Transient Conformational Changes of Sensory Rhodopsin II Investigated by Vibrational Stark Effect Probes”. This paper describes the response of thiocyanate vibrational probes to changes in the protein electric field associated with the photocycle of sensory rhodopsin II, also known as vibrational Stark effects or Stark shifts. This concept is valid and is similar to work from many laboratories using… CONTINUE READING
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