Photosystem II: the water-splitting enzyme of photosynthesis.

@article{Barber2012PhotosystemIT,
  title={Photosystem II: the water-splitting enzyme of photosynthesis.},
  author={James Barber},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={77},
  pages={
          295-307
        }
}
  • J. Barber
  • Published 28 April 2005
  • Chemistry, Biology, Medicine
  • Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology
The oxygen in our atmosphere is derived and maintained by the water-splitting process of photosynthesis. The enzyme that facilitates this reaction and therefore underpins virtually all life on our planet is known as photosystem II (PSII), a multisubunit enzyme embedded in the lipid environment of the thylakoid membranes of plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. During the past 10 years, crystal structures of a 700-kDa cyanobacterial dimeric PSII complex have been reported with ever-increasing… Expand
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