Protein-cofactor interactions in bacterial reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26: II. Geometry of the hydrogen bonds to the primary quinone formula by 1H and 2H ENDOR spectroscopy.


The geometry of the hydrogen bonds to the two carbonyl oxygens of the semiquinone Q(A)(. -) in the reaction center (RC) from the photosynthetic purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26 were determined by fitting a spin Hamiltonian to the data derived from (1)H and (2)H ENDOR spectroscopies at 35 GHz and 80 K. The experiments were performed on RCs in… (More)