Recent Advances Toward A Structural Model for the Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Manganese Cluster

@inproceedings{Latimer1996RecentAT,
  title={Recent Advances Toward A Structural Model for the Photosynthetic Oxygen-Evolving Manganese Cluster},
  author={Matthew John Latimer and Holger Dau and Wenchuan Liang and Joy Cooke Andrews and Theo A. Roelofs and Roehl Marave Cinco and Annette Rompel and Kenneth H. Sauer and Vittal K. Yachandra and Melvin P. Klein},
  year={1996}
}
Photosynthetic water oxidation occurs in the oxygen evolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II (PS II). One-electron photo-oxidations in the reaction center of PS II are coupled to the four-electron oxidation of water in the OEC. As the PS II reaction center sequentially extracts electrons, the OEC cycles through five intermediate oxidation states (So-S4) where So is the least oxidized and S4 is a transient state which decays to So with the release of a dioxygen molecule. A complex of four… CONTINUE READING