Surface pressure induced structural effects in photosynthetic reaction center Langmuir-Blodgett films

@inproceedings{Facci1998SurfacePI,
  title={Surface pressure induced structural effects in photosynthetic reaction center Langmuir-Blodgett films},
  author={Paolo Facci and Victor Erokhin and Sergio Paddeu and Claudio Fernando Nicolini},
  year={1998}
}
The structural modifications of photosynthetic reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides arranged in Langmuir films and after deposition onto solid substrate have been investigated as well as the variations in protein orientation as a function of surface pressure. While at low surface pressure (15-25 mN/m) protein integrity appears to be affected by the action of the surface tension, as results from the film behavior at the air-water interface and from optical spectroscopy data. When the… CONTINUE READING