Atoms to Phenotypes: Molecular Design Principles of Cellular Energy Metabolism

Abhishek Singharoy, Christopher Maffeo, Karelia H. Delgado-Magnero, David J.K. Swainsbury, Melih Sener, Ulrich Kleinekathöfer, John W. Vant, Jonathan Nguyen, Andrew Hitchcock, Barry Isralewitz, Ivan Teo, Danielle E. Chandler, John E. Stone, James C. Phillips, Taras V. Pogorelov, M. Ilaria Mallus, Christophe Chipot, Zaida Luthey-Schulten, D. Peter Tieleman, C. Neil HunterEmad Tajkhorshid, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Klaus Schulten

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A full atomic resolution model of an entire organelle, the photosynthetic chromatophore vesicle of a purple bacterium, is constructed and reveals how the photosynthetic apparatus is optimized for ATP production in low-light habitats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1098-1111.e23
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 14 2019


  • MD
  • bioenergetics
  • biological membranes
  • charge transport
  • chromatophore
  • integrative model
  • mitochondria
  • molecular dynamics simulation
  • optical spectroscopy
  • photosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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