FTIR difference spectroscopy of bacteriorhodopsin: toward a molecular model.

@article{Rothschild1992FTIRDS,
  title={FTIR difference spectroscopy of bacteriorhodopsin: toward a molecular model.},
  author={Kenneth J Rothschild},
  journal={Journal of bioenergetics and biomembranes},
  year={1992},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={147-67}
}
Bacteriorhodopsin (bR) is a light-driven proton pump whose function includes two key membrane-based processes, active transport and energy transduction. Despite extensive research on bR and other membrane proteins, these processes are not fully understood on the molecular level. In the past ten years, the introduction of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) difference spectroscopy along with related techniques including time-resolved FTIR difference spectroscopy, polarized FTIR, and attenuated… CONTINUE READING