Home News About Us Contact Contributors Disclaimer Privacy Policy Help FAQ

Home
Search
Quick Search
Advanced
Fulltext
Browse
Collections
Persons
My eDoc
Session History
Login
Name:
Password:
Documentation
Help
Support Wiki
Direct access to
document ID:


          Institute: MPI für bioanorganische Chemie     Collection: MPI für bioanorganische Chemie     Display Documents



  history
ID: 712893.0, MPI für bioanorganische Chemie / MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
Principles of Natural Photosynthesis
Authors:Krewald, Vera Lucia; Retegan, Marius; Pantazis, Dimitrios A.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2016
Title of Journal:Topics in Current Chemistry
Journal Abbrev.:Topics Curr.Chem.
Volume:371
Start Page:23
End Page:48
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Nature relies on a unique and intricate biochemical setup to achieve sunlight-driven water splitting. Combined experimental and computational efforts have produced significant insights into the structural and functional principles governing the operation of the water-oxidizing enzyme Photosystem II in general, and of the oxygen-evolving manganese-calcium cluster at its active site in particular. Here we review the most important aspects of biological water oxidation, emphasizing current knowledge on the organization of the enzyme, the geometric and electronic structure of the catalyst, and the role of calcium and chloride cofactors. The combination of recent experimental work on the identification of possible substrate sites with computational modeling have considerably limited the possible mechanistic pathways for the critical O-O bond formation step. Taken together, the key features and principles of natural photosynthesis may serve as inspiration for the design, development, and implementation of artificial systems.
Comment of the Author/Creator:Date: 2016, 2016
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für bioanorganische Chemie
Identifiers:ISI:000363875500003 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0340-1022 [ID No:2]
DOI:10.1007/128_2015_645 [ID No:3]
The scope and number of records on eDoc is subject to the collection policies defined by each institute - see "info" button in the collection browse view.