Robert E Blankenship

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Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Carbohydrate metabolism and carbon fixation in Roseobacter denitrificans OCh114
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7233. 2009
  2. pmc Carbon metabolic pathways in phototrophic bacteria and their broader evolutionary implications
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis St Louis, MO, USA
    Front Microbiol 2:165. 2011
  3. doi request reprint An invitation to the 16th international congress on photosynthesis research in 2013: opportunities and challenges in the 21st century
    Robert E Blankenship
    Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 115:215-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Spectral expansion and antenna reduction can enhance photosynthesis for energy production
    Robert E Blankenship
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Curr Opin Chem Biol 17:457-61. 2013
  5. pmc Metabolic flexibility revealed in the genome of the cyst-forming alpha-1 proteobacterium Rhodospirillum centenum
    Yih Kuang Lu
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:325. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Comparing photosynthetic and photovoltaic efficiencies and recognizing the potential for improvement
    Robert E Blankenship
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Science 332:805-9. 2011
  7. pmc Structural model and spectroscopic characteristics of the FMO antenna protein from the aerobic chlorophototroph, Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum
    Jianzhong Wen
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:157-64. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1138, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 110:49-60. 2011
  9. pmc Structural analysis of alternative complex III in the photosynthetic electron transfer chain of Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Xinliu Gao
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Biochemistry 49:6670-9. 2010
  10. pmc Both forward and reverse TCA cycles operate in green sulfur bacteria
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 285:35848-54. 2010

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Publications59

  1. pmc Carbohydrate metabolism and carbon fixation in Roseobacter denitrificans OCh114
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e7233. 2009
    ..denitrificans; and (4) isoleucine can be synthesized from both threonine-dependent (20% total flux) and citramalate-dependent (80% total flux) pathways using pyruvate as the sole carbon source...
  2. pmc Carbon metabolic pathways in phototrophic bacteria and their broader evolutionary implications
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis St Louis, MO, USA
    Front Microbiol 2:165. 2011
    ..Considering the metabolic versatility in these fascinating and diverse photosynthetic bacteria, many essential questions in their central carbon metabolism still remain to be addressed...
  3. doi request reprint An invitation to the 16th international congress on photosynthesis research in 2013: opportunities and challenges in the 21st century
    Robert E Blankenship
    Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 115:215-8. 2013
    ..The congress is organized as an official event sponsored by the International Society of Photosynthesis Research. ..
  4. doi request reprint Spectral expansion and antenna reduction can enhance photosynthesis for energy production
    Robert E Blankenship
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Curr Opin Chem Biol 17:457-61. 2013
    ..The implementation of these approaches may lead to apparent improvement in photosynthetic efficiency in many but not all the cases...
  5. pmc Metabolic flexibility revealed in the genome of the cyst-forming alpha-1 proteobacterium Rhodospirillum centenum
    Yih Kuang Lu
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    BMC Genomics 11:325. 2010
    ..It is emerging as a genetically amenable model organism for molecular genetic analysis of cyst formation, photosynthesis, phototaxis, and cellular development. Here, we present an analysis of the genome of this bacterium...
  6. doi request reprint Comparing photosynthetic and photovoltaic efficiencies and recognizing the potential for improvement
    Robert E Blankenship
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Science 332:805-9. 2011
    ..We consider opportunities in which the frontiers of synthetic biology might be used to enhance natural photosynthesis for improved solar energy conversion efficiency...
  7. pmc Structural model and spectroscopic characteristics of the FMO antenna protein from the aerobic chlorophototroph, Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum
    Jianzhong Wen
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:157-64. 2011
    ..Modeling of the data suggests that the two populations contain 1-2 BChl and 5-6 BChl a molecules and that thermal equilibrium effects modulate the relative population of the two emitting states...
  8. doi request reprint Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1138, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 110:49-60. 2011
    ..On the other hand, such properties favor some of the Cars, particularly spirilloxanthin (N=13) to play the role of the direct quencher of the excited singlet state of BChl...
  9. pmc Structural analysis of alternative complex III in the photosynthetic electron transfer chain of Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Xinliu Gao
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Biochemistry 49:6670-9. 2010
    ..A preliminary structural model of ACIII is proposed on the basis of the analytical data and chemical cross-linking in tandem with mass analysis using MALDI-TOF, as well as transmembrane and transit peptide analysis...
  10. pmc Both forward and reverse TCA cycles operate in green sulfur bacteria
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 285:35848-54. 2010
    ..Moreover, CO(2) is essential for assimilating acetate and pyruvate through the CO(2)-anaplerotic pathway and pyruvate synthesis from acetyl-CoA...
  11. pmc Carbon flow of heliobacteria is related more to clostridia than to the green sulfur bacteria
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 285:35104-12. 2010
    ..Moreover, in contrast to (Si)-citrate synthase, (Re)-citrate synthase produces a different isomer of 2-fluorocitrate that is not expected to inhibit the activity of aconitase...
  12. doi request reprint Functional analysis and expression of the mono-heme containing cytochrome c subunit of Alternative Complex III in Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Xinliu Gao
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63010, USA
    Arch Biochem Biophys 535:197-204. 2013
    ..NHE, similar to the highest potential heme in the intact complex. The results strongly suggest that the monoheme subunit, ActE, is the terminal electron carrier for Alternative Complex III...
  13. pmc Native electrospray and electron-capture dissociation FTICR mass spectrometry for top-down studies of protein assemblies
    Hao Zhang
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    Anal Chem 83:5598-606. 2011
    ..The approach provides not only top-down proteomics information of the complex subunits but also structural insights complementary to those obtained by ion mobility...
  14. pmc Metabolic flux analysis of the mixotrophic metabolisms in the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum
    Xueyang Feng
    Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 285:39544-50. 2010
    ..2) than in acetate culture (Y(X/S) = 6.4), but the biomass growth rate was slower in pyruvate culture than in acetate culture...
  15. doi request reprint Low-temperature spectroscopic properties of the peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein (PCP) complex from the coral symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    J Phys Chem B 117:11091-9. 2013
    ..4 ± 2.3) × 10(9) s(-1) ((70 ± 12)(-1) (ps)(-1)) that guarantees instantaneous depletion of Chl a triplets and prevents formation of harmful singlet oxygen ((1)ΔgO2). ..
  16. pmc Molecular mechanism of photoactivation and structural location of the cyanobacterial orange carotenoid protein
    Hao Zhang
    Department of Chemistry, Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center PARC, Department of Biology, and Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    Biochemistry 53:13-9. 2014
    ..This report improves our understanding of the activation mechanism of the OCP and the structural binding site of the OCP during the cyanobacterial nonphotochemical quenching process. ..
  17. doi request reprint Metalloproteins diversified: the auracyanins are a family of cupredoxins that stretch the spectral and redox limits of blue copper proteins
    Jeremy D King
    Graduate Program in Plant Biology, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center PARC, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    Biochemistry 52:8267-75. 2013
    ..The spectrum of auracyanin C is temperature-dependent. The expansion and divergent nature of the auracyanins is a previously unseen phenomenon. ..
  18. pmc Complete genome sequence of the filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 1137, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    BMC Genomics 12:334. 2011
    ..Cfl. aurantiacus contains a chimeric photosystem that comprises some characters of green sulfur bacteria and purple photosynthetic bacteria, and also has some unique electron transport proteins compared to other photosynthetic bacteria...
  19. doi request reprint Spectroscopic insights into the decreased efficiency of chlorosomes containing bacteriochlorophyll f
    Gregory S Orf
    Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1827:493-501. 2013
    ..This study allows us to hypothesize that, if they exist in nature, BChl f-containing organisms most likely live in rare high-light, anoxic conditions devoid of Chl a, d, or BChl e filtering...
  20. pmc Native mass spectrometry of photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes
    Hao Zhang
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    FEBS Lett 587:1012-20. 2013
    ..When additional information beyond that provided by native MS is required, other MS-based strategies can be successfully applied to augment the results of native MS...
  21. doi request reprint Spectroscopic studies of two spectral variants of light-harvesting complex 2 (LH2) from the photosynthetic purple sulfur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:1576-87. 2012
    ..According to results obtained from transient absorption spectroscopy, the B800 band split originates from two spectral forms of the associated BChl a monomeric molecules bound within the same complex...
  22. pmc Phycobilisomes supply excitations to both photosystems in a megacomplex in cyanobacteria
    Haijun Liu
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Science 342:1104-7. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Triplet excited state spectra and dynamics of carotenoids from the thermophilic purple photosynthetic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 107:177-86. 2011
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  24. ncbi request reprint Neutron and light scattering studies of light-harvesting photosynthetic antenna complexes
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1137, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 111:205-17. 2012
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Expression and characterization of the diheme cytochrome c subunit of the cytochrome bc complex in Heliobacterium modesticaldum
    Hai Yue
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Arch Biochem Biophys 517:131-7. 2012
    ..The recombinant protein exhibits a single redox midpoint potential of +71mV versus NHE, which indicates that the two hemes have very similar protein environments...
  26. doi request reprint Energy transfer in an LH4-like light harvesting complex from the aerobic purple photosynthetic bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:518-28. 2011
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  27. doi request reprint Alternative Complex III from phototrophic bacteria and its electron acceptor auracyanin
    Erica L W Majumder
    Washington University in St Louis, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Dr, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1827:1383-91. 2013
    ..Taken together, the ACIII complexes constitute a unique system for photosynthetic electron transfer and energy conservation. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Respiratory Complex III and related bc complexes. ..
  28. pmc Energy metabolism of Heliobacterium modesticaldum during phototrophic and chemotrophic growth
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University in St Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    BMC Microbiol 10:150. 2010
    ..Along with the genomic information reported recently, we use multiple experimental approaches in this report to address questions regarding energy metabolic pathways in darkness, CO2 fixation, sugar assimilation and acetate metabolism...
  29. pmc Characterization of an FMO variant of Chlorobaculum tepidum carrying bacteriochlorophyll a esterified by geranylgeraniol
    Jianzhong Wen
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Biochemistry 49:5455-63. 2010
    ..The assembly of the FMO protein and also the implications of the decreased FMO/chlorosome stoichiometry are discussed in terms of the topology of these two antennas on the cytoplasmic membrane...
  30. pmc Native electrospray mass spectrometry reveals the nature and stoichiometry of pigments in the FMO photosynthetic antenna protein
    Jianzhong Wen
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    Biochemistry 50:3502-11. 2011
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  31. ncbi request reprint Insights into heliobacterial photosynthesis and physiology from the genome of Heliobacterium modesticaldum
    W Matthew Sattley
    Department of Biology, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062, USA
    Photosynth Res 104:113-22. 2010
    ..The identities of electron carriers that enable energy conservation by cyclic light-driven electron transfer remain in question...
  32. ncbi request reprint Excitation energy transfer and trapping dynamics in the core complex of the filamentous photosynthetic bacterium Roseiflexus castenholzii
    Yueyong Xin
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 111:149-56. 2012
    ..The results show that the core complex of Roseiflexus castenholzii contains characteristics of both purple bacteria and Chloroflexus aurantiacus...
  33. pmc SANS investigation of the photosynthetic machinery of Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Biophys J 99:2398-407. 2010
    ..Finally, two populations of chlorosome particles are suggested in our SANS measurements...
  34. pmc Characterization of the peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein complex in the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium
    Jing Jiang
    Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:983-9. 2012
    ..Pigment analysis showed a peridinin-to-Chl a ratio of 4. The peridinin-to-Chl a Q(y) energy transfer efficiency is 95% in this complex...
  35. doi request reprint Spectroscopic studies of carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LHRC photosynthetic complex from Roseiflexus castenholzii
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Phys Chem B 114:8723-34. 2010
    ..Global and single wavelength fitting of the ultrafast spectral and temporal data sets of the carotenoids in solvents and in the LHRC revealed the pathways of de-excitation of the carotenoid excited states...
  36. ncbi request reprint Chlorosome antenna complexes from green photosynthetic bacteria
    Gregory S Orf
    Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO, 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 116:315-31. 2013
    ....
  37. pmc Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry reveals the interaction of Fenna-Matthews-Olson protein and chlorosome CsmA protein
    Richard Y C Huang
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    Biochemistry 51:187-93. 2012
    ..The results indicate that the CsmA protein interacts with the Bchl a #1 side of the FMO protein. A global picture including peptide-level details for the architecture of the photosystem from green-sulfur bacteria can now be drawn...
  38. ncbi request reprint Chemical oxidation of the FMO antenna protein from Chlorobaculum tepidum
    David Bina
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 116:11-9. 2013
    ..Utility of this approach based on chemical modifications for the investigation of the native regulatory mechanisms involved in the energy transfer in the FMO protein is discussed. ..
  39. doi request reprint Photophysical properties of the excited states of bacteriochlorophyll f in solvents and in chlorosomes
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    J Phys Chem B 118:2295-305. 2014
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Kinetics and energetics of electron transfer in reaction centers of the photosynthetic bacterium Roseiflexus castenholzii
    Aaron M Collins
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1807:262-9. 2011
    ..Comparisons of these and other properties of isolated Roseiflexus castenholzii RCs to those from its close relative Chloroflexus aurantiacus and to RCs from the purple bacteria are made...
  41. doi request reprint Temperature and ionic strength effects on the chlorosome light-harvesting antenna complex
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Campus Box 1137, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Langmuir 27:4816-28. 2011
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Light-harvesting antenna system from the phototrophic bacterium Roseiflexus castenholzii
    Aaron M Collins
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Biochemistry 49:7524-31. 2010
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Enzymatic activity of the alternative complex III as a menaquinol:auracyanin oxidoreductase in the electron transfer chain of Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Xinliu Gao
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, USA
    FEBS Lett 583:3275-9. 2009
    ..The lack of sensitivity to common inhibitors of the cytochrome bc1 complex indicates a different catalytic mechanism for the ACIII complex...
  44. pmc Purification and characterization of cytochrome c(6) from Acaryochloris marina
    Patrick D Bell
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Photosynth Res 102:43-51. 2009
    ..Its potential role in electron transfer processes is discussed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Excited state properties of chlorophyll f in organic solvents at ambient and cryogenic temperatures
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1138, St Louis, MO, 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 121:25-34. 2014
    ..Selective measurements at 77 K demonstrated that the metastability of the triplet state greatly enhances, and its lifetime increases by a factor of more than three. ..
  46. doi request reprint Spectroscopic properties of the Chlorophyll a-Chlorophyll c 2-Peridinin-Protein-Complex (acpPC) from the coral symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center, Washington University in St Louis, Campus Box 1138, St Louis, MO, 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 120:125-39. 2014
    ..This is unusual among carotenoid-containing light-harvesting proteins and may explain the low resistance of the acpPC complex against photoinduced damage under even moderate light conditions...
  47. doi request reprint Pigment organization in the photosynthetic apparatus of Roseiflexus castenholzii
    Aaron M Collins
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1787:1050-6. 2009
    ..The antenna pigments spectroscopically resemble the well-studied LH2 complex from purple bacteria, however the close association with the RC makes the light harvesting component of this complex functionally more like LH1...
  48. pmc Native electrospray and electron-capture dissociation in FTICR mass spectrometry provide top-down sequencing of a protein component in an intact protein assembly
    Hao Zhang
    Department of Chemistry, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 21:1966-8. 2010
    ....
  49. pmc Membrane orientation of the FMO antenna protein from Chlorobaculum tepidum as determined by mass spectrometry-based footprinting
    Jianzhong Wen
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:6134-9. 2009
    ..tepidum) and give information on the packing of the FMO protein in its native environment...
  50. doi request reprint Purification, characterization and crystallization of menaquinol:fumarate oxidoreductase from the green filamentous photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Yueyong Xin
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University, Campus Box 1137, One Brooking Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1787:86-96. 2009
    ..aurantiacus and Chlorobium tepidum are most closely related to those found in the delta-proteobacteria. The purified enzyme was crystallized and X-ray diffraction data obtained up to 3.2 A resolution...
  51. pmc Single-image axial localization precision analysis for individual fluorophores
    Michael C DeSantis
    Department of Physics, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Opt Express 20:3057-65. 2012
    ..This expression completes the precision analysis for single-image 3D localization of individual fluorophores and lifts the temporal resolution to the typical exposure timescales of milliseconds...
  52. ncbi request reprint Excited State Properties of 3'-Hydroxyechinenone in Solvents and in the Orange Carotenoid Protein from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
    Dariusz M Niedzwiedzki
    Department of Chemistry, Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center PARC, Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    J Phys Chem B 118:6141-9. 2014
    ..Shortening of the lifetime and decrease of the energy of the first excited singlet state of 3'-hECN confirm the lengthening of the effective conjugation of the carotenoid upon the inactive-to-active conversion of OCP. ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Intensity dependence of the excited state lifetimes and triplet conversion yield in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson antenna protein
    Gregory S Orf
    Departments of Chemistry and Biology, Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center PARC, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, United States
    J Phys Chem B 118:2058-69. 2014
    ..This study allows for a discussion of how BChl triplets form and evolve on the picosecond-to-nanosecond time scale, as well as whether triplet conversion is a physiologically relevant process. ..
  54. doi request reprint Measurement of solar spectra relating to photosynthesis and solar cells: an inquiry lab for secondary science
    Rachel M Ruggirello
    Institute for School Partnership, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ 40:241-5. 2012
    ..Our learning experience provides a new instructional model for understanding a little investigated aspect of photosynthesis and connects to authentic scientific research...
  55. ncbi request reprint Modulation of fluorescence in Heliobacterium modesticaldum cells
    Aaron M Collins
    Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Photosynth Res 104:283-92. 2010
    ..We conclude that fluorescence modulation in H. modesticaldum results from acceptor-side limitation in the reaction center (RC), possibly due to charge recombination between P(800) (+) and A(0) (-)...
  56. pmc Role of the AcsF protein in Chloroflexus aurantiacus
    Kuo Hsiang Tang
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 191:3580-7. 2009
    ..Since the proposed enzymatic activity of AcsF requires molecular oxygen, our studies suggest that the roles of AcsF in C. aurantiacus need to be investigated further...
  57. pmc The genome of Heliobacterium modesticaldum, a phototrophic representative of the Firmicutes containing the simplest photosynthetic apparatus
    W Matthew Sattley
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Campus Box 1137, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 190:4687-96. 2008
    ..In contrast to the nutritional flexibility of many anoxygenic phototrophs, the complete genome sequence of H. modesticaldum reveals an organism with a notable degree of metabolic specialization and genomic reduction...
  58. doi request reprint Characterization and deposition of various light-harvesting antenna complexes by electrospray atomization
    Vivek B Shah
    Aerosol and Air Quality Research Laboratory, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, 63130, USA
    Anal Bioanal Chem 404:2329-38. 2012
    ..Absorption and fluorescence spectra of the deposited LHCs were measured. It was observed that the LHCs have light absorption and fluorescence spectra similar to that in solution, demonstrating the viability of the process...
  59. ncbi request reprint Femtosecond spectroscopy of the primary charge separation in reaction centers of Chloroflexus aurantiacus with selective excitation in the QY and Soret bands
    Yueyong Xin
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Phys Chem A 111:9367-73. 2007
    ..aurantiacus RC that better explains the observed results...