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28 January 2022
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On Improving the Performance of Nonphotochemical Quenching in CP29 Light-Harvesting Antenna Complex
Gennady P. Berman ; Alexander I. Nesterov ; Richard T. Sayre ; Susanne Still ;
Date 4 Dec 2015
AbstractWe model and simulate the performance of charge-transfer in nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ) in the CP29 light-harvesting antenna-complex associated with photosystem II (PSII). The model consists of five discrete excitonic energy states and two sinks, responsible for the potentially damaging processes and charge-transfer channels, respectively. We demonstrate that by varying (i) the parameters of the chlorophyll-based dimer, (ii) the resonant properties of the protein-solvent environment interaction, and (iii) the energy transfer rates to the sinks, one can significantly improve the performance of the NPQ. Our analysis suggests strategies for improving the performance of the NPQ in response to environmental changes, and may stimulate experimental verification.
Source arXiv, 1512.1292
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