# Role of protein fluctuation correlations in electron transfer in photosynthetic complexes.

@article{Nesterov2014RoleOP, title={Role of protein fluctuation correlations in electron transfer in photosynthetic complexes.}, author={Alexander I. Nesterov and Gennady P. Berman}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2014}, volume={91 4}, pages={ 042702 } }

We consider the dependence of the electron transfer in photosynthetic complexes on correlation properties of random fluctuations of the protein environment. The electron subsystem is modeled by a finite network of connected electron (exciton) sites. The fluctuations of the protein environment are modeled by random telegraph processes, which act either collectively (correlated) or independently (uncorrelated) on the electron sites. We derived an exact closed system of first-order linear…

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