Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes

Jen Hsin, Danielle E. Chandler, James Gumbart, Christopher B. Harrison, Melih Sener, Johan Strumpfer, Klaus Schulten

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Abstract

Bacterial photosynthetic membranes, also known as chromatophores, are tightly packed with integral membrane proteins that work together to carry out photosynthesis. Chromatophores display a wide range of cellular morphologies; spherical, tubular, and lamellar chromatophores have all been observed in different bacterial species, or with different protein constituents. Through recent computational modeling and simulation, it has been demonstrated that the light-harvesting complexes abundant in chromatophores induce local membrane curvature via multiple mechanisms. These protein complexes assemble to generate a global curvature and sculpt the chromatophores into various cellular-scale architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1154-1159
Number of pages6
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2010

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Keywords

  • Chromatophores
  • Membrane curvature
  • Membranes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Hsin, J., Chandler, D. E., Gumbart, J., Harrison, C. B., Sener, M., Strumpfer, J., & Schulten, K. (2010). Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes. ChemPhysChem, 11(6), 1154-1159. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200900911

Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes. / Hsin, Jen; Chandler, Danielle E.; Gumbart, James; Harrison, Christopher B.; Sener, Melih; Strumpfer, Johan; Schulten, Klaus.

In: ChemPhysChem, Vol. 11, No. 6, 26.04.2010, p. 1154-1159.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Hsin, J, Chandler, DE, Gumbart, J, Harrison, CB, Sener, M, Strumpfer, J & Schulten, K 2010, 'Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes', ChemPhysChem, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 1154-1159. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200900911
Hsin J, Chandler DE, Gumbart J, Harrison CB, Sener M, Strumpfer J et al. Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes. ChemPhysChem. 2010 Apr 26;11(6):1154-1159. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200900911
Hsin, Jen ; Chandler, Danielle E. ; Gumbart, James ; Harrison, Christopher B. ; Sener, Melih ; Strumpfer, Johan ; Schulten, Klaus. / Self-assembly of photosynthetic membranes. In: ChemPhysChem. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 6. pp. 1154-1159.
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