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Coassembly of Photosystem II and ATPase as Artificial Chloroplast for Light-Driven ATP Synthesis.
ACS Nano ; 10(1): 556-61, 2016 Jan 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26615669
ABSTRACT
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is one of the most important energy sources in living cells, which can drive serial key biochemical processes. However, generation of a proton gradient for ATP production in an artificial way poses a great challenge. In nature, photophosphorylation occurring in chloroplasts is an ideal prototype of ATP production. In this paper we imitate the light-to-ATP conversion process occurring in the thylakoid membrane by construction of FoF1-ATPase proteoliposome-coated PSII-based microspheres with well-defined core@shell structures using molecular assembly. Under light illumination, PSII can split water into protons, oxygen, and electrons and can generate a proton gradient for ATPase to produce ATP. Thus, an artificially designed chloroplast for PSII-driven ATP synthesis is realized. This biomimetic system will help to understand the photophosphorylation process and may facilitate the development of ATP-driven devices by remote light control.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Proteolipídeos / Prótons / Trifosfato de Adenosina / ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons / Materiais Biomiméticos / Complexo de Proteína do Fotossistema II Idioma: Inglês Revista: ACS Nano Ano de publicação: 2016 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China