Thermodynamics and energy coupling in the bacteriorhodopsin photocycle.

Time-resolved absorption changes of photoexcited bacteriorhodopsin were measured with a gated multichannel analyzer between 100 ns and 100 ms at six temperatures between 5 and 30 degrees C. The energetics of the chromophore reaction cycle were analyzed on the basis of a model containing a single cycle and reversible reactions. The calculated thermodynamic… CONTINUE READING