Isolation and properties of the native chromoprotein halorhodopsin.


The native chromoprotein of the light-driven chloride pump halorhodopsin (HR) was isolated from Halobacterium halobium strain L-33 which lacks bacteriorhodopsin but contains 'slow cycling rhodopsin-like pigment' (SR). A membrane fraction was prepared in low salt and dissolved in a high salt medium by the detergents Lubrol PX or octylglucoside. These… (More)