Time-dependent changes in the carotenoid composition and preferential binding of spirilloxanthin to the reaction center and anhydrorhodovibrin to the LH1 antenna complex in Rhodobium marinum.

@article{Qian2001TimedependentCI,
  title={Time-dependent changes in the carotenoid composition and preferential binding of spirilloxanthin to the reaction center and anhydrorhodovibrin to the LH1 antenna complex in Rhodobium marinum.},
  author={P Qian and K. Saiki and Tadashi Mizoguchi and Kazunobu Hara and Tokutake Sashima and Ritsuko Fujii and Yoshiyuki Koyama},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={444-52}
}
Carotenoids were isolated from the cells of Rhodobium marinum, and their structures were determined by mass spectrometry and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; the carotenoids include lycopene, rhodopin, anhydrorhodovibrin, rhodovibrin and spirilloxanthin. Time-dependent changes in the carotenoid composition in the reaction center (RC) and the light-harvesting complex 1 (LH1) were traced by high-performance liquid chromatography analysis of the extracts. The carotenoid composition… CONTINUE READING