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Lateral energy transfer model for adjacent light-harvesting antennae rods of C-phycocyanins

Padyana, Anil K and Ramakumar, S (2006) Lateral energy transfer model for adjacent light-harvesting antennae rods of C-phycocyanins. In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, 1757 (3). pp. 161-165.

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Abstract

Modeling of excitation transfer pathways have been carried out for the structure of Spirulina platensis C-phycocyanin. Calculations by Förster mechanism using the crystal structure coordinates determined in our laboratory indicate ultra-fast lateral energy transfer rates between pairs of chromophores attached to two adjacent hexamer disks. The pairwise transfer times of the order of a few pico-seconds correspond to resonance transitions between peripheral β155 chromophores. A quantitative lateral energy transfer model for C-phycocyanin light-harvesting antenna rods that is suggestive to its native structural organization emerges from this study.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Light-harvesting;Photosynthesis;Phycobilisomes;Phycocyanobilin
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > BioInformatics Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/7099

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