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Recent developments in biological water oxidation

Pérez-Navarro, Montserrat; Neese, Frank; Lubitz, Wolfgang; Pantazis, Dimitrios A; Cox, Nicholas

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Rapid progress has been made in the last five years towards resolution of the structure of nature's water splitting catalyst - a Mn4O5Ca cofactor embedded in Photosystem II - especially in the field of X-ray crystallography. In addition, recent magnetic resonance data have allowed the structure of the cofactor to be accessed in its last metastable intermediate state, prior to O-O bond formation. This activated form of the catalyst is geometrically similar to that seen by X-ray crystallography,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111980
Source: Current opinion in chemical biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.02.007

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