Marie Louise Groot

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Initial electron donor and acceptor in isolated Photosystem II reaction centers identified with femtosecond mid-IR spectroscopy
    Marie Louise Groot
    Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:13087-92. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Time-resolved methods in biophysics. 5. Femtosecond time-resolved and dispersed infrared spectroscopy on proteins
    Marie Louise Groot
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 6:501-7. 2007
  3. pmc Hydrogen bond switching among flavin and amino acid side chains in the BLUF photoreceptor observed by ultrafast infrared spectroscopy
    Cosimo Bonetti
    Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 95:4790-802. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Conformational changes in an ultrafast light-driven enzyme determine catalytic activity
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nature 456:1001-4. 2008
  5. pmc Identification of the first steps in charge separation in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy: electron transfer and protein dynamics
    Natalia P Pawlowicz
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 95:1268-84. 2008
  6. pmc A femtosecond visible/visible and visible/mid-infrared transient absorption study of the light harvesting complex II
    Andreas D Stahl
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 97:3215-23. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Identification of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation pathways in the peridinin-chlorophyll complex: an ultrafast mid-infrared study
    Cosimo Bonetti
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 12:9256-66. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Ultrafast spectroscopy of biological photoreceptors
    John T M Kennis
    Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Struct Biol 17:623-30. 2007
  9. pmc Primary reactions of the LOV2 domain of phototropin studied with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy and quantum chemistry
    Maxime T A Alexandre
    Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 97:227-37. 2009
  10. pmc Triplet state dynamics in peridinin-chlorophyll-a-protein: a new pathway of photoprotection in LHCs?
    Maxime T A Alexandre
    Department of Biophysics and Physics of Complex Systems, Division of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 93:2118-28. 2007

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Publications33

  1. pmc Initial electron donor and acceptor in isolated Photosystem II reaction centers identified with femtosecond mid-IR spectroscopy
    Marie Louise Groot
    Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:13087-92. 2005
    ..We conclude therefore that in the Photosystem II RC the primary charge separation occurs between the "accessory chlorophyll" Chl(D1) and the pheophytin on the so-called active branch...
  2. ncbi request reprint Time-resolved methods in biophysics. 5. Femtosecond time-resolved and dispersed infrared spectroscopy on proteins
    Marie Louise Groot
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 6:501-7. 2007
    ..We further discuss a few examples of experiments performed on the photoactive yellow protein and photosynthetic complexes in more detail...
  3. pmc Hydrogen bond switching among flavin and amino acid side chains in the BLUF photoreceptor observed by ultrafast infrared spectroscopy
    Cosimo Bonetti
    Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 95:4790-802. 2008
    ..The results support a previously hypothesized rotation of glutamine by approximately 180 degrees through a light-driven radical-pair mechanism as the determinant of the hydrogen-bond switch...
  4. doi request reprint Conformational changes in an ultrafast light-driven enzyme determine catalytic activity
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nature 456:1001-4. 2008
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  5. pmc Identification of the first steps in charge separation in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy: electron transfer and protein dynamics
    Natalia P Pawlowicz
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 95:1268-84. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc A femtosecond visible/visible and visible/mid-infrared transient absorption study of the light harvesting complex II
    Andreas D Stahl
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 97:3215-23. 2009
    ..We find that information derived from mid-infrared spectra, together with structural and modeling information, provides a unique visualization of the flow of energy via the bottleneck pigment chlorophyll a604...
  7. doi request reprint Identification of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation pathways in the peridinin-chlorophyll complex: an ultrafast mid-infrared study
    Cosimo Bonetti
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 12:9256-66. 2010
    ..Our results are consistent with an energy transfer scheme where the ICT state mainly localizes on Per621/611 and Per623/613, the S(1) state on Per622/612 and the triplet state on Per624/614...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ultrafast spectroscopy of biological photoreceptors
    John T M Kennis
    Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Curr Opin Struct Biol 17:623-30. 2007
    ..Furthermore, isomerization reactions of phycocyanobilin in phytochrome and retinal in the rhodopsins have been revealed in detail through application of femtosecond infrared and femtosecond-stimulated Raman spectroscopy...
  9. pmc Primary reactions of the LOV2 domain of phototropin studied with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy and quantum chemistry
    Maxime T A Alexandre
    Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 97:227-37. 2009
    ..Finally, we observed a heterogeneous population of singly and doubly H-bonded FMN C(4)=O conformers in the dark state, with stretch frequencies at 1714 cm(-1) and 1694 cm(-1), respectively...
  10. pmc Triplet state dynamics in peridinin-chlorophyll-a-protein: a new pathway of photoprotection in LHCs?
    Maxime T A Alexandre
    Department of Biophysics and Physics of Complex Systems, Division of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 93:2118-28. 2007
    ..We suggest that this Per-Chl-a interaction via a delocalized triplet state lowers the (3)Per energy and thus provides a general, photoprotection mechanism for light-harvesting antenna complexes...
  11. doi request reprint Enzyme activation and catalysis: characterisation of the vibrational modes of substrate and product in protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 13:2307-13. 2011
    ..The FTIR spectra of the enzyme activation phase indicate involvement of a nucleotide-binding structural motif, and an increased exposure of the protein to solvent after activation...
  12. doi request reprint Proton transfer events in GFP
    Mariangela Di Donato
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 13:16295-305. 2011
    ..This state is followed by a repositioning of the protons on the wire in 10 ps (80 ps in D(2)O), ultimately forming the fully deprotonated chromophore and protonated Glu222...
  13. doi request reprint Reaction pathways of photoexcited retinal in proteorhodopsin studied by pump-dump-probe spectroscopy
    Alisa Rupenyan
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 113:16251-6. 2009
    ..Inclusion of this intermediate in the kinetic scheme led to more consistent spectra of the retinal-excited state, and to a more accurate estimation of the quantum yield of isomerization (Phi = 0.4 at pH 6)...
  14. pmc Early bacteriopheophytin reduction in charge separation in reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides
    Jingyi Zhu
    Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 104:2493-502. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint Spectroscopic characterization of the first ultrafast catalytic intermediate in protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 14:616-25. 2012
    ..64 ± 0.11, and the quantum yield of the final reaction product formed on a later time scale, chlorophyllide, is 0.26 ± 0.06. Several possible interpretations of these data are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Dynamics of carbon monoxide photodissociation in Bradyrhizobium japonicum FixL probed by picosecond midinfrared spectroscopy
    Luuk J G W van Wilderen
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 113:3292-7. 2009
    ..Srajer, V.; Pahl, R.; Moffat, K. Biochemistry 2007, 46, 4706)...
  17. pmc On the involvement of single-bond rotation in the primary photochemistry of photoactive yellow protein
    Andreas D Stahl
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 101:1184-92. 2011
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  18. doi request reprint Cofactors involved in light-driven charge separation in photosystem I identified by subpicosecond infrared spectroscopy
    Mariangela Di Donato
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biochemistry 50:480-90. 2011
    ..radical pair...
  19. doi request reprint Role of PufX in photochemical charge separation in the RC-LH1 complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides: an ultrafast mid-IR pump-probe Investigation
    Andreas D Stahl
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 116:434-44. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint CO photodissociation dynamics in cytochrome P450BM3 studied by subpicosecond visible and mid-infrared spectroscopy
    Alisa Rupenyan
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biochemistry 48:6104-10. 2009
    ..The bands partially decay with a time constant of 1 ps, possibly due to a relaxation of the protein around the CO docking site, allowing for greater orientational freedom of the CO molecules...
  21. doi request reprint Proline 68 enhances photoisomerization yield in photoactive yellow protein
    Alisa B Rupenyan
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 115:6668-77. 2011
    ..This study provides a molecular basis for the structural optimization of biological light sensing...
  22. pmc Characterization of the primary photochemistry of proteorhodopsin with femtosecond spectroscopy
    Alisa Rupenyan
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 94:4020-30. 2008
    ..2 ps and 2 ps timescale and probably reflects a response of an amide II band in reaction to the isomerization process...
  23. doi request reprint Photoionization and electron radical recombination dynamics in photoactive yellow protein investigated by ultrafast spectroscopy in the visible and near-infrared spectral region
    Jingyi Zhu
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 117:11042-8. 2013
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  24. doi request reprint Ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy by chirped pulse upconversion in 1800-1000cm(-1) region
    Jingyi Zhu
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Opt Express 20:10562-71. 2012
    ..Possibilities for further optimization of the method are discussed. We conclude that this method is an attractive alternative for the traditional MCT arrays used in most mid-infrared pump probe experiments...
  25. doi request reprint Modeling of multi-exciton transient absorption spectra of protochlorophyllide aggregates in aqueous solution
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem A 115:11944-51. 2011
    ..The relevance of our results to the optical properties and dynamics of natural photosynthetic complexes and the possible physical origin of CTS formation are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Single and multi-exciton dynamics in aqueous protochlorophyllide aggregates
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem A 115:3936-46. 2011
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Protochlorophyllide excited-state dynamics in organic solvents studied by time-resolved visible and mid-infrared spectroscopy
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 114:4335-44. 2010
    ..The consequences of these observations for the catalytic pathway and the role of the triplet and ICT state in activation of the enzyme are discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Excitation energy transfer in the photosystem II core antenna complex CP43 studied by femtosecond visible/visible and visible/mid-infrared pump probe spectroscopy
    Mariangela Di Donato
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem B 111:7345-52. 2007
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  29. doi request reprint Primary reactions of bacteriophytochrome observed with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy
    K C Toh
    Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Phys Chem A 115:3778-86. 2011
    ..Possible origins of this product band are discussed. This work may aid in rational structure- and mechanism-based conversion of BPh into an efficient near-IR fluorescent marker...
  30. pmc Primary charge separation in the photosystem II core from Synechocystis: a comparison of femtosecond visible/midinfrared pump-probe spectra of wild-type and two P680 mutants
    Mariangela Di Donato
    Department of Physics, Free University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biophys J 94:4783-95. 2008
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Initial steps of signal generation in photoactive yellow protein revealed with femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy
    Marie Louise Groot
    Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biochemistry 42:10054-9. 2003
    ..Relaxation of the coumaryl tail of the chromophore occurs in 0.9-1 ns, which event we identify with the I(0) to I(1) transition observed in visible spectroscopy...
  32. doi request reprint Excited state proton transfer in strongly enhanced GFP (sGFP2)
    Bart van Oort
    Institute for Lasers, Life and Biophotonics, Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 14:8852-8. 2012
    ..We used pump-dump-probe spectroscopy in combination with target analysis to probe suitability of the sGFP2 fluorophore for super-resolution microscopy...
  33. doi request reprint Ultrafast catalytic processes and conformational changes in the light-driven enzyme protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (POR)
    Olga A Sytina
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Biochem Soc Trans 37:387-91. 2009
    ..This makes POR a very important model system to study the relationship between structural changes of enzymes and functionality...