Publications 2003

Dissertations 2003

Jante Salverda
Interacting pigments in light-harvesting complexes studied with nonlinear spectroscopy
PhD Advisor prof. dr. R. van Grondelle
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 17 January 2003, PhD Thesis 

Anjali Pandit
Folding and oligomerization of membrane proteins. Spectroscopic studies of bee-venom peptide and a bacterial light-harvesting complex
PhD Advisors prof. dr. R. Kraayenhof, prof. dr. R. van Grondelle and dr. R.W. Visschers
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 4 February 2003, PhD Thesis 

Frank de Weerd
A spectroscopic investigation of chlorophylls and b-carotenes in photosystems I and II
PhD Advisors prof. dr. R. van Grondelle and dr. J.P. Dekker
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 15 April 2003, PhD Thesis

Publications 2003

H. van Amerongen, J.P. Dekker
Light-harvesting in photosystem II
Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis (B.R. Green and W.W. Parson, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2003, p. 219-251

E. Boeker, R. van Grondelle, P. Blankert
Environmental physics as a teaching concept
Eur. J. Phys. 24, 2003, p. S59-S68

R.N. Frese, M. Germano, F.L. de Weerd, I.H.M. van Stokkum, A.Ya. Shkuropatov, V.A. Shuvalov, H.J. van Gorkom, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker
Electric field effects on the chlorophylls, pheophytins and b-carotenes in the reaction center of photosystem II
Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 9205-9213 [pdf]

S. Georgakopoulou, R.J. Cogdell, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Linear-dichroism measurements on the LH2 antenna complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila strain 10050 show that the transition dipole moment of the carotenoid rhodopin glucoside is not collinear with the long molecular axis
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 655-658 [pdf]

B. Gobets, L. Valkunas, R. van Grondelle
Bridging the gap between structural and lattice-models: a parametrization of energy transfer and trapping in photosystem I
Biophys. J. 85, 2003, p. 3872-3882 [pdf]

B. Gobets, I.H.M. van Stokkum, F. van Mourik, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle
Excitation wavelength dependence of the fluorescence kinetics in photosystem I particles from Synechocystis PCC 6803 and Synechococcus elongatus
Biophys. J. 85, 2003, p. 3883-3998 [pdf]

C.C. Gradinaru, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Selective interaction between xanthophylls and chlorophylls in LHCII probed by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3938-3943 [pdf]

M.L. Groot, L.J.G.W. van Wilderen, D.S. Larsen, M.A. van der Horst, I.H.M. van Stokkum, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle
Initial steps of signal generation in Photoactive Yellow Protein revealed with femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy
Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 10054-10059 [pdf]

D.J. Heyes, C.N. Hunter, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, M.L. Groot
Ultrafast enzymatic reaction dynamics in protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase
Nature Struct. Biol. 10, 2003, p. 491-492 [pdf]

N.E. Holt, J.T.M. Kennis, L. Dall'Osto, R. Bassi, G.R. Fleming
Carotenoid to chlorophyll energy transfer in light harvesting complex II from Arabidopsis thaliana probed by femtosecond fluorescence upconversion
Chem. Phys. Lett. 379, 2003, p. 305-313 [pdf]

J.T.M. Kennis, S. Crosson, M. Gauden, I.H.M. van Stokkum, K. Moffat, R. van Grondelle
Primary reactions of the LOV2 domain of phototropin, a plant blue-light photoreceptor
Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 3385-3392 [pdf]

R. Kouril, N. Yeremenko, S. D'Haene, A.E. Yakushevska, W. Keegstra, H.C.P. Matthijs, J.P. Dekker, E.J. Boekema
Photosystem I trimers from Synechocystis PCC 6803 lacking the PsaF and PsaJ subunits bind an IsiA ring of seventeen units
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1607, 2003, p. 1-4 [pdf]

D.S. Larsen, E. Papagiannakis, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Vengris, J.T.M. Kennis, R. van Grondelle
Excited state dynamics of b-carotene explored with dispersed multi-pulse transient absorption
Chem. Phys. Lett. 381, 2003, p. 733-742 [pdf]

O.F.A. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M.-L. Groot, J.T.M. Kennis, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Electronic states in 2-aminopurine revealed by ultrafast transient absorption and target analysis
Chem. Phys. Lett. 371, 2003, p. 157-163 [pdf]

O.F.A. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, A. Pandit, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Ultrafast polarized fluorescence measurements on tryptophan and a tryptophan-containing peptide
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3080-3085 [pdf]

F. van Mourik, R.N. Frese, G. van der Zwan, R.J. Cogdell, R. van Grondelle
Direct observation of solvation dynamics and dielectric relaxation in the photosynthetic light-harvesting-2 complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 2156-2161 [pdf]

V. Novoderezhkin, J.M. Salverda, H. van Amerongen, R. van Grondelle
Exciton modeling of energy-transfer dynamics in the LHCII Complex of higher plants: A Redfield theory approach
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 1893-1912 [pdf]

V. Novoderezhkin, M. Wendling, R. van Grondelle
Intra- and interband transfers in the B800-B850 antenna of Rhodospirillum molischianum: Redfield theory modeling of polarized pump-probe kinetics
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 11534-11548 [pdf]

M.A. Palacios, R.N. Frese, C.C. Gradinaru, I.H.M. van Stokkum, L.L. Premvardhan, P. Horton, A.V. Ruban, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen
Stark spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex II in different oligomerization states
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1605, 2003, p. 83-95 [pdf]

A. Pandit, O.F.A. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, R. Kraayenhof, H. van Amerongen
Ultrafast polarized fluorescence measurements on monomeric and self-associated melittin
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3086-3090 [pdf]

A. Pandit, I.H.M. van Stokkum, S. Georgakopoulou, G. van der Zwan, R. van Grondelle
Investigations of intermediates appearing in the reassociation of the light-harvesting 1 complex of Rhodospirillum rubrum
Photosynth. Res. 75, 2003, p. 235-248 [pdf]

E. Papagiannakis, S.K. Das, A. Gall, I.H.M. van Stokkum, B. Robert, R. van Grondelle, H.A. Frank, J.T.M. Kennis
Light harvesting by carotenoids incorporated into the B850 light-harvesting complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26.1: Excited-state relaxation, ultrafast triplet formation and energy transfer to bacteriochlorophyll
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 5642-5649 [pdf]

E. Papagiannakis, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle, R.A. Niederman, D. Zigmantas, V. Sundström, T. Polívka
A near-infrared transient absorption study of the excited-state dynamics of the carotenoid spirilloxanthin in solution and in the LH1 complex of Rhodospirillum rubrum
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 11216-11223 [pdf]

V.N. Petushkov, I.H.M. van Stokkum, B. Gobets, F. van Mourik, J. Lee, R. van Grondelle, A.J.W.G. Visser
Ultrafast fluorescence relaxation spectroscopy of 6,7-dimethyl-(8-ribityl)-lumazine and riboflavin, free and bound to antenna proteins from bioluminescent bacteria
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 10934-10939 [pdf]

L.L. Premvardhan, M.A. van der Horst, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle
Stark spectroscopy on Photoactive Yellow Protein, E46Q and a non-isomerising derivative, probes photo-induced charge motion
Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 3226-3239 [pdf]

B. Robert, R.J. Cogdell, R. van Grondelle
The light-harvesting system of purple bacteria
Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis (B.R. Green and W.W. Parson, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2003, p. 169-194

A.V. Ruban, M. Wentworth, A.E. Yakushevska, J. Andersson, P.J. Lee, W. Keegstra, J.P. Dekker, E.J. Boekema, S. Jansson, P. Horton
Plants lacking the main light-harvesting complex retain photosystem II macro-organization
Nature 421, 2003, p. 648-652 [pdf]

J.M. Salverda, M. Vengris, G.D. Scholes, B.P. Krueger, A.R. Czarnoski, V. Novoderezhkin, H. van Amerongen, R. van Grondelle
Energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes LHCII and CP29 of spinach studied with three-pulse echo peak shift and transient grating
Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 450-465 [pdf]

M.C. Wakeham, D. Frolov, P.K. Fyfe, R. van Grondelle, M.R. Jones
Acquisition of photosynthetic capacity by a reaction centre that lacks the QA ubiquinone; possible insights into the evolution of reaction centres?
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1607, 2003, p. 53-63 [pdf]

F.L. de Weerd, J.T.M. Kennis, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle
b-Carotene to chlorophyll singlet energy transfer in the photosystem I core of Synechococcus elongatus proceeds via the b-carotene S2 and S1 states
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 5995-6002 [pdf]

F.L. de Weerd, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle
Dynamics of b-carotene to chlorophyll singlet energy transfer in the core of photosystem II
J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 6214-6220 [pdf]

M. Wendling, F. van Mourik, I.H.M. van Stokkum, J.M. Salverda, H. Michel, R. van Grondelle
Low-intensity pump-probe measurements on the B800 band of Rhodospirillum molischianum
Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 440-449 [pdf]

H. Witt, E. Bordignon, D. Carbonera, J.P. Dekker, N. Karapetyan, C. Teutloff, A. Webber, W. Lubitz, E. Schlodder
Species specific differences of the spectroscopic properties of P700 - analysis of the influence of non-conserved amino acid residues by site-directed mutagenesis of photosystem I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
J. Biol. Chem. 278, 2003, p. 46760-46771 [pdf]

A.E. Yakushevska, W. Keegstra, E.J. Boekema, J.P. Dekker, J. Andersson, S. Jansson, A.V. Ruban, P. Horton
The structure of photosystem II in Arabidopsis: localization of the CP26 and CP29 antenna complexes
Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 608-613 [pdf]