We first describe the history and methods of membrane protein crystallization, and show how the structure of the photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis was solved. The structure of this membrane protein complex is correlated with its function as a light-driven electron pump across the photosynthetic membrane. Finally we draw conclusions on the structure of the photosystem II reaction centre from plants and discuss the aspects of membrane protein structure.
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Research Article| August 17 2005
The Photosynthetic Reaction Centre from the Purple Bacterium Rhodopseudomonasviridis
Biosci Rep (2004) 24 (4-5): 323–361.
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Johann Deisenhofer, Harmut Michel; The Photosynthetic Reaction Centre from the Purple Bacterium Rhodopseudomonasviridis. Biosci Rep 10 August 2004; 24 (4-5): 323–361. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10540-005-2737-4
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