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Modification and Spin Labeling Studies of Membrane Bioenergetics

  • Lester Packer
  • Rolf J. Mehlhorn
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 91)

Abstract

We are using chemical modification techniques, alone and in combination with nitroxide spin probes, to study biological energy converters, emphasizing light-energized systems with relatively simple structures. The principal research objective is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of energy conversion by photocatalysts. Bacteriorhodopsin (BR) has been the primary focus of our research program; but recently we initiated some studies with bacterial chromatophores, which contain only photosystem I, but not the water-splitting photosystem II of higher plants.

Keywords

Spin Label Spin Probe Purple Membrane Carboxyl Residue Retinal Chromophore 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester Packer
    • 1
  • Rolf J. Mehlhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology and AnatomyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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