Dehydration affects the electronic structure of the primary electron donor in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers: evidence from visible-NIR and light-induced difference FTIR spectroscopy.

@article{Malferrari2015DehydrationAT,
  title={Dehydration affects the electronic structure of the primary electron donor in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers: evidence from visible-NIR and light-induced difference FTIR spectroscopy.},
  author={Marco Malferrari and Paola Turina and Francesco Francia and Alberto Mezzetti and Winfried Leibl and G. Van Brakel A. R. Varga G. Venturoli},
  journal={Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={238-51}
}
The photosynthetic reaction center (RC) is a membrane pigment-protein complex that catalyzes the initial charge separation reactions of photosynthesis. Following photoexcitation, the RC undergoes conformational relaxations which stabilize the charge-separated state. Dehydration of the complex inhibits its conformational dynamics, providing a useful tool to… CONTINUE READING