First photosystem II crystals capable of water oxidation

Athina Zouni, Rafael Jordan, Eberhard Schlodder, Petra Fromme, Horst Tobias Witt

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Oxygen evolution and proton release of crystallised photosystem II core complexes isolated from Synechococcus elongatus were measured. The yields show that the crystals themselves are capable of highly active water oxidation. This opens the possibility for the structural analysis of the outstanding water-oxidising apparatus. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 21 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystallisation
  • Oxygen evolution
  • Photosynthesis
  • Photosystem II
  • Proton release
  • Synechococcus elongatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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