Energy transfer in the major intrinsic light-harvesting complex from Amphidinium carterae.

@article{Polvka2006EnergyTI,
  title={Energy transfer in the major intrinsic light-harvesting complex from Amphidinium carterae.},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Pol{\'i}vka and Ivo H M Stokkum and Donatas Zigmantas and Rienk van Grondelle and Villy Sundstr{\"o}m and Roger G. Hiller},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 28},
  pages={8516-26}
}
Carbonyl carotenoids are important constituents of the antenna complexes of marine organisms. These carotenoids possess an excited state with a charge-transfer character (intramolecular charge transfer state, ICT), but many details of the carotenoid to chlorophyll energy transfer mechanisms are as yet poorly understood. Here, we employ femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy to study energy transfer pathways in the intrinsic light-harvesting complex (LHC) of dinoflagellates, which… CONTINUE READING