The availability of the photosynthetic reaction center structure at an atomic resolution of less than three angstroms has revolutionized photosynthetic research. This protein is also the only integral membrane protein whose structure is currently known with such precision. Both volumes of "The Photosynthetic Reaction Center" cover original research, methods, and reviews in this field. Together, they cover our progress in understanding how photosynthesis converts light energy into stored chemical energy. They comprise the first comprehensive reference to be published on the subject in more than two decades. The set covers biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis, with emphasis on primary events; includes work on membrane bound proteins, for example integral membrane proteins; describes application of genetic engineering techniques, especially advanced site directed mutagenesis; covers spectroscopic techniques, such as femtosecond, EPR, IR, Stark, and holebuming; addresses both green plant and purple bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers, and includes electron transfer and proton transport research. Details current research on artificial photosynthesis are included. Volume 1 covers chemical and biochemical descriptions of photosynthesis, including green plant photosynthesis, and is devoted mostly to overall features and implications of the bacterial reaction center for green plant research. It starts with a new description of the structure of the reaction center followed by coverage of the antenna and light functions of the reaction center. Also featured are the manipulation of the reaction center-chemical and the genetic modifications of the reaction center are covered in detail; a description of how the reaction center provides reducing power via electron transfer chemistry coupled to proton uptake and release; the coupling of electron transport between the oxidized reaction center and the aqueous periplasm-, coverage of the general operation of membrane bound proteins; and five chapters detailing important facets of green plant photosynthesis for future research.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0122086619