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Biophysical Chemistry of Dioxygen Reactions in Respiration and Photosynthesis: Proceedings of the Nobel Conference Held at Fiskebäckskil, Sweden, 1–4 July 1987


By: Tore Vänngård (Editor)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2011 | #199454 | ISBN-13: 9780521107051
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Life depends to a large extent on the solar-energy driven production of oxygen by green plants via the process of photosynthesis and the consumption of oxygen by animals and plants during respiration. Central to these processes are electron-transfer reactions. In respiration, dioxygen is reduced to water by the catalysis of cytochrome c oxidase, whereas in photosynthesis what might be considered the reverse process occurs, namely oxygen is produced via the reactions in Photosystem II. Originally published in 1988, Biophysical Chemistry of Dioxygen Reactions in Respiration and Photosynthesis brings together research on this important field by prominent experts. It contains separate review chapters on dioxygen chemistry and cytochrome oxidase, experimental and theoretical papers on electron transfer and a wealth of further information on the details of oxygen chemistry in biology. Scientists working in the fields of respiration and photosynthesis will find Biophysical Chemistry of Dioxygen Reactions in Respiration and Photosynthesis of great interest, as will anyone else who is interested in these fundamental biological processes.


List of participants
Dedication Harry B. Gray

1. The where, the when, the how and the why of biological oxygen reactions R. J. P. Williams
2. Distance dependence in biological electron transfer. Theoretical aspects Sven Larson
3. Long-range electron transfer in metal-substituted myoglobins J. A. Cowan and H. B. Gray
4. Magnetic interaction in ribonucleotide reductase Anders Ehrenberg

Part I. Respiration
5. From Indophenol oxidase and atmungsferment of proton pumping cytochrome oxidase aa3, CuA CuB(CuC)ZnMg Helmut Beinert
6. The rapid and slow forms of cytochrome oxidase Graham Palmer, Gary M. Baker and Masato Moguchi
7. Electron-transfer reactions in cytochrome c oxidase Sunney I. Chan, Stephen N. Witt and David F. Blair
8. The reactions between the carbon monoxide complex of cytochrome c oxidase and oxygen: an investigation of electron transfer between the functional units of cytochrome c oxidase M. T. Wilson, M. Brunori, P. Sarti, G. Antonini and F. Malatesta
9. Early molecular events in the reaction of fully-reduced chytochrome oxidase with oxygen at room temperature Yutaka Orii
10. Mechanism of cell respiration. Properties of individual reaction steps in the catalysis of dioxygen reduction by cytochrome oxidase Mårten Wilkström
11. The cytochrome caa3 from Thermus thermophilus James A. Fee, Barbara H. Zimmermann, Carmen I. Nitsche, Frank Rusnak and Eckard Münck
12. A di-haem cytochrome c peroxidase (Pseudomonas aeruginosa): its activation and catalytic cycle Colin Greenwood, Nicholas Foote, Paul M. A. Gadsby and Andrew J. Thomson

Part II. Photosynthesis
13. Spectroscopic studies of manganese involvement in photosynthetic oxygen evolution Kenneth Sauer, R. D. Guiles, Ann E. McDermott, James L. Cole, Vittal K. Yachandra, Jean-Luc Zimmerman, Melvin P. Klein, S. L. Dexheimer and R. David Britt
14. Ligand-substitution reactions of the O2-evolving center of photosystem II Warren F. Beck and Gary W. Brudvig
15. The spectroscopically derived structure of the manganese site for photosyntheric water oxidization and a proposal for the protein-binding sites for calcium and manganese G. Charles Dismukes
16. On the mechanism of photosynthetic water oxidation to dioxygen Gernot Renger
17. Protolytic reactions of the photosynthetic water oxidase in the absence and in the presence of added ligands Verena Forster and Wolfgang Junge
18. Characterization of the tyrosine radical involved in photosynthetic oxygen evolution Bridgetter A. Barry and Geranld T. Babcock
19. S-state formation after Ca2+ depletion in the photosystem II oxygen evolving complex A. Boussax and A. William Rutherford

Postscript Helmut Beinert and Tore Vänngård.

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- Harry B. Gray
- R. J. P. Williams
- Sven Larson
- J. A. Cowan
- H. B. Gray
- Anders Ehrenberg
- Helmut Beinert
- Graham Palmer
- Gary M. Baker
- Masato Moguchi
- Sunney I. Chan
- Stephen N. Witt
- David F. Blair
- M. T. Wilson
- M. Brunori
- P. Sarti
- G. Antonini
- F. Malatesta
- Yutaka Orii
- Mårten Wilkström
- James A. Fee
- Barbara H. Zimmermann
- Carmen I. Nitsche
- Frank Rusnak
- Eckard Münck
- Colin Greenwood
- Nicholas Foote
- Paul M. A. Gadsby
- Andrew J. Thomson
- Kenneth Sauer
- R. D. Guiles
- Ann E. McDermott
- James L. Cole
- Vittal K. Yachandra
- Jean-Luc Zimmerman
- Melvin P. Klein
- S. L. Dexheimer
- R. David Britt
- Warren F. Beck
- Gary W. Brudvig
- G. Charles Dismukes
- Gernot Renger
- Verena Forster
- Wolfgang Junge
- Bridgetter A. Barry
- Geranld T. Babcock
- A. Boussax
- A. William Rutherford
- Tore Vänngård

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