The photosynthetic reaction center (RC) from the purple Rhodobacter (R.) sphaeroides bacterium is a protein with unique photoconversion capability that can be exploited in hybrid systems for energy conversion. We have developed a tailored aryleneethynylene organic fluorophore (AE750) acting as efficient light harvesting antenna and successfully bioconjugated it to the photosynthetic RC. We have also demonstrated that, under suitable conditions, the biohybrid AE750-RC system can outperform the energy photoconversion ability of the nativeprotein.

A Far-Red Emitting Aryleneethynylene Fluorophore Used as Light Harvesting Antenna in Hybrid Assembly with the Photosynthetic Reaction Center

CHIORBOLI, Claudio;ARGAZZI, Roberto;NATALI, Mirco;
2016

Abstract

The photosynthetic reaction center (RC) from the purple Rhodobacter (R.) sphaeroides bacterium is a protein with unique photoconversion capability that can be exploited in hybrid systems for energy conversion. We have developed a tailored aryleneethynylene organic fluorophore (AE750) acting as efficient light harvesting antenna and successfully bioconjugated it to the photosynthetic RC. We have also demonstrated that, under suitable conditions, the biohybrid AE750-RC system can outperform the energy photoconversion ability of the nativeprotein.
La Gatta, Simona; Hassan, Omar; Agostiano, Angela; Milano, Francesco; Tangorra, Rocco R.; Operamolla, Alessandra; Chiorboli, Claudio; Argazzi, Roberto; Natali, Mirco; Trotta, Massimo; Farinola, Gianluca M.; Ragni, Roberta
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