Dissertations 1997

Lucas M.P. Beekman
A structural and functional characterization study of the bacterial photosynthetic apparatus: mutants, charge separation and electric field effects
PhD Advisor prof. dr. R. van Grondelle
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 9 January 1997, PhD Thesis

Marie-Louise Groot
Primary processes in the reaction center of Photosystem II. Transfer, trapping and thermodynamics
PhD Advisors prof. dr. R. van Grondelle and prof. dr. S. Völker
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 22 January 1997, PhD Thesis

Camiel Eijckelhoff
The photosystem 2 reaction center. Biochemical and biophysical aspects of photosynthesis in green plants
PhD Advisors prof. dr. R. van Grondelle and dr. J.P. Dekker
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 13 March 1997, PhD Thesis

 

Publications 1997

A. Baltuska, I.H.M. van Stokkum, A. Kroon, R. Monshouwer, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle
The primary events in the photoactivation of yellow protein
Chem. Phys. Lett. 270, 1997, p. 263-266 [pdf]

L.M.P. Beekman, M. Steffen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, J.D. Olsen, C.N. Hunter, S.G. Boxer, R. van Grondelle
Characterization of the light harvesting antennas of photosynthetic purple bacteria by Stark spectroscopy: 1. LH1 antenna complex and the B820 subunit from Rhodospirillum rubrum
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7284-7292 [pdf]

L.M.P. Beekman, R.N. Frese, G.J.S. Fowler, R. Picorel, R.J. Cogdell, I.H.M. van Stokkum, C.N. Hunter, R. van Grondelle
Characterization of the Light Harvesting antennas of photosynthetic purple bacteria by Stark spectroscopy: 2. LH2 complexes: Influence of the protein environment
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7293-7301 [pdf]

G.P. Biewenga, G.R.M.M. Haenen, B.H. Groen, J.E. Biewenga, R. van Grondelle, A. Bast
Combined non-enzymatic and enzymatic reduction favors bioactivation of racemic lipoic acid: An advantage of a racemic drug?
Chirality 9, 1997, p. 362-366

M.E. van Brederode, M.R. Jones, R. van Grondelle
Fluorescence excitation spectra of membrane-bound photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides in which the tyrosine M210 residue is replaced by tryptophan: evidence for a new pathway of charge separation
Chem. Phys. Lett. 268, 1997, p. 143-149 [pdf]

M.E. van Brederode, M.R. Jones, F. van Mourik, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle
A new pathway for transmembrane electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides not involving the excited special pair
Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 6855-6861 [pdf]

C. Eijckelhoff, F. Vacha, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker, J. Barber
Spectroscopic characterization of a 5 Chl a photosystem II reaction center complex
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1318, 1997, p. 266-274 [pdf]

C. Eijckelhoff, J.P. Dekker
A routine method to determine the chlorophyll a, pheophytin a and b-carotene contents of isolated photosystem II reaction center complexes
Photosynth. Res. 52, 1997, p. 69-73 [pdf]

C. Eijckelhoff, J.P. Dekker, E.J. Boekema
Characterization by electron microscopy of dimeric photosystem II core complexes from spinach with and without CP43
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1321, 1997, p. 10-20 [pdf]

G.R. Fleming, R. van Grondelle
Femtosecond spectroscopy of photosynthetic light-harvesting systems
Curr. Opinion Struct. Biol. 7, 1997, p. 738-748 [pdf]

R. Frese, U. Oberheide, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, M. Foidl, J. Oelze, H. van Amerongen
The organization of bacteriochlorophyll c in chlorosomes from Chloroflexus aurantiacus and the structural role of carotenoids and protein. An absorption, linear dichroism, circular dichroism and Stark spectroscopy study
Photosynth. Res. 54, 1997, p. 115-126 [pdf]

R. van Grondelle, R. Monshouwer, L. Valkunas
Photosynthetic light-harvesting
Pure Appl. Chem. 69, 1997, p. 1211-1218

M.-L. Groot, F. Mourik, C. Eijckelhoff, I.H.M. van Stokkum, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle
Charge separation in the reaction center of photosystem II studied as function of temperature
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94, 1997, p. 4389-4394 [pdf]

M.-L. Groot, R. van Grondelle, J.A. Leegwater, F. van Mourik
Radical pair quantum yield in reaction centers of photosystem II of green plants and of the bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Saturation behavior with sub-picosecond pulses
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7869-7873 [pdf]

D. Gülen, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Structural information on the light-harvesting complex II of green plants that can be deciphered from polarized absorption characteristics
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7256-7261 [pdf]

V. Helenius, R. Monshouwer, R. van Grondelle
Temperature-dependent lifetimes and quantum yield of the singlet and triplet states of the B820 subunit of LH1 antenna complex of purple bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 10554-10559 [pdf]

R. Jimenez, F. Mourik, J.Y. Yu, G.R. Fleming
Three-pulse photon echo measurements on LH1 and LH2 complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: A nonlinear spectroscopic probe of energy transfer
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7350-7359 [pdf]

F.J. Kleima, C.C. Gradinaru, F. Calkoen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Energy transfer in LHCII monomers at 77K studied by sub-picosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 15262-15268 [pdf]

M. Kooijman, M. Bloemendal, P. Traub, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Transient electric birefringence study of intermediate filament formation from vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein
J. Biol. Chem. 272, 1997, p. 22548-22555 [pdf]

M.H.C. Koolhaas, G. van der Zwan, F. van Mourik, R. van Grondelle
Spectroscopy and structure of bacteriochlorophyll dimers. I. Structural consequences of nonconservative circular dichroism spectra
Biophys. J. 72, 1997, p. 1828-1841

M.H.C. Koolhaas, G. van der Zwan, R.N. Frese, R. van Grondelle
Red shift of the zero crossing in the CD spectra of the LH2 antenna complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila: A structure-based study
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7262-7270 [pdf]

J.A. Leegwater, J.R. Durrant, D.R. Klug
Exciton equilibration induced by phonons: theory and application to PS II reaction centers
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7205-7210 [pdf]

V. Liuolia, L. Valkunas, R. van Grondelle
Excitons in chains of dimers
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7343-7349 [pdf]

R. Monshouwer, M. Abrahamsson, F. van Mourik, R. van Grondelle
Superradiance and exciton delocalization in bacterial photosynthetic light-harvesting systems
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7241-7248 [pdf]

E.J.G. Peterman, R. Monshouwer, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Ultrafast singlet excitation transfer from carotenoids to chlorophylls via different pathways in light-harvesting complex II of green plants
Chem. Phys. Lett. 264, 1997, p. 279-284 [pdf]

E.J.G. Peterman, T. Pullerits, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Electron-phonon coupling and vibronic fine structure of light-harvesting complex II of green plants: Temperature dependent absorption and high-resolution fluorescence spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 4448-4457 [pdf]

E.J.G. Peterman, C.C. Gradinaru, F. Calkoen, J.C. Borst, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
The xanthophylls in light-harvesting complex II of higher plants: light harvesting and triplet quenching
Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 12208-12215 [pdf]

A.V. Ruban, F. Calkoen, S.L.S. Kwa, R. van Grondelle, P. Horton, J.P. Dekker
Characterisation of LHCII in the aggregated state by linear and circular dichroism spectroscopy
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1321, 1997, p. 61-70 [pdf]

O.J.G. Somsen, R. van Grondelle, H. Westerhoff
Biocomplexity and the essence of the living state
Complexity 2, no 5, 1997, p. 3-4

I.H.M. van Stokkum, L.M.P. Beekman, M.R. Jones, M.E. van Brederode, R. van Grondelle
Primary electron transfer kinetics in membrane-bound Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centers: A global and target analysis
Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 11360-11368 [pdf]

L. Valkunas, V. Cervinskas, F. van Mourik
Energy transfer and connectivity in chloroplasts: Competition between trapping and annihilation in pulsed fluorescence induction experiments
J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7327-7331 [pdf]

J.-Y. Yu, Y. Nagasawa, R. van Grondelle, G.R. Fleming
Three pulse echo peak shift measurements on the B820 subunit of LH1 of Rhodospirillum rubrum
Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 1997, p. 404-409 [pdf]

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