Optical spectra and electronic structure of flavine mononucleotide in flavodoxin crystals.

The polarized single-crystal absorption spectra of the oxidized and semiquinone forms of flavodoxin from Clostridium MP have been measured with a double beam recording microspectrophotometer. The spectra establish that the radical species in the crystal is the neutral (blue) falvine semiquinone. Combination of the spectra reported here with polarization… (More)