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Title: Bioenergetics of halophiles

In the last grant period we explored the Na+ binding site of the recently discovered light-driven sodium ion pump. The rationale was that comparison of this novel system to the similar proton pumps and chloride ion pumps would reveal the amazingly (and unexpectedly) wide variety of structural features that govern conversion of light-energy into biologically useful transmembrane gradients and thus production of biomass. A thorough description of this system would establish the basis for continuing our funded research on these proteins.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239563
Report Number(s):
DE-FG02--86ER13525
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-86ER13525
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
University of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES