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Electron hopping through proteins

  1. 1. 0437102 - UFCH-W 2015 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Warren, J. J. - Ener, M. E. - Vlček, Antonín - Winkler, J. R. - Gray, H. B.
    Electron hopping through proteins.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews. Roč. 256, 21-22 (2012), s. 2478-2487. ISSN 0010-8545
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) ME10124
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:61388955
    Klíčová slova: electron transfer * multistep tunneling * hopping maps
    Kód oboru RIV: CG - Elektrochemie
    Impakt faktor: 11.016, rok: 2012

    Biological redox machines require efficient transfer of electrons and holes for function. Reactions involving multiple tunneling steps, termed "hopping," often promote charge separation within and between proteins that is essential for energy storage and conversion. Here we show how semiclassical electron transfer theory can be extended to include hopping reactions: graphical representations (called hopping maps) of the dependence of calculated two-step reaction rate constants on driving force are employed to account for flow in a rhenium-labeled azurin mutant as well as in two structurally characterized redox enzymes, DNA photolyase and MauG. Analysis of the 35 angstrom radical propagation in ribonucleotide reductases using hopping maps shows that all tyrosines and tryptophans on the radical pathway likely are involved in function. We suggest that hopping maps can facilitate the design and construction of artificial photosynthetic systems for the production of fuels and other chemicals. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0240667