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Title: X-ray spectroscopy of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex

Abstract

Water oxidation to dioxygen in photosynthesis is catalyzed by a Mn4Ca cluster with O bridging in Photosystem II (PS II) of plants, algae and cyanobacteria. A variety of spectroscopic methods have been applied to analyzing the participation of the complex. X-ray spectroscopy is particularly useful because it is element-specific, and because it can reveal important structural features of the complex with high accuracy and identify the participation of Mn in the redox chemistry. Following a brief history of the application of X-ray spectroscopy to PS II, an overview of newer results will be presented and a description of the present state of our knowledge based on this approach.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Physical Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
971437
Report Number(s):
LBNL-2318E
Journal ID: 0010-8545
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231; GM55302
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Coordination Chemistry Reviews
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59; 37; Photosystem II; X-ray spectroscopy; Water oxidation; Manganese enzyme

Citation Formats

Sauer, Ken, Yano, Junko, and Yachandra, Vittal K. X-ray spectroscopy of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Sauer, Ken, Yano, Junko, & Yachandra, Vittal K. X-ray spectroscopy of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex. United States.
Sauer, Ken, Yano, Junko, and Yachandra, Vittal K. Thu . "X-ray spectroscopy of the photosynthetic oxygen-evolving complex". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/971437.
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abstractNote = {Water oxidation to dioxygen in photosynthesis is catalyzed by a Mn4Ca cluster with O bridging in Photosystem II (PS II) of plants, algae and cyanobacteria. A variety of spectroscopic methods have been applied to analyzing the participation of the complex. X-ray spectroscopy is particularly useful because it is element-specific, and because it can reveal important structural features of the complex with high accuracy and identify the participation of Mn in the redox chemistry. Following a brief history of the application of X-ray spectroscopy to PS II, an overview of newer results will be presented and a description of the present state of our knowledge based on this approach.},
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journal = {Coordination Chemistry Reviews},
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year = {Thu Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Apr 05 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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