Infrared spectroscopic identification of the C-O stretching vibration associated with the tyrosyl Z. and D. radicals In photosystem II


Photosystem II (PSII) is a multisubunit complex, which catalyzes the photo-induced oxidation of water and reduction of plastoquinone. Difference Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy can be used to obtain information about the structural changes accompanying oxidation of the redox-active tyrosines, D and Z, in PSII. The focus of our work is the… (More)