Download citation
Download citation
link to html
Structural changes and redox transitions at the metal atoms of the active site are essential for the understanding of the catalytic mechanisms of biological metalloenzymes. First steps towards studying these processes by time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy on protein samples (BioXAS) are reported. Photosystem II (PSII) catalyses the light-driven oxidation of bound water molecules at a tetranuclear manganese complex yielding the molecular oxygen of the atmosphere. In this work, first time-resolved XAS results under quasi-physiological conditions (at room temperature, non-crystalline samples) on PSII are presented. Perspectives of time-resolved BioXAS are discussed.

Follow J. Synchrotron Rad.
Sign up for e-alerts
Follow J. Synchrotron Rad. on Twitter
Follow us on facebook
Sign up for RSS feeds