John Golbeck

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Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Research focus is upon photosynthesis: specifically focusing on the study of Type I (iron-sulfur) reaction centers, including Photosystem I of cyanobacteria and plants, and the reaction centers of the strictly anaerobic heliobacteria and green sulfur bact

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Recent Publications

Differential sensitivity to oxygen among the bacteriochlorophylls g in the type-I reaction centers of Heliobacterium modesticaldum

Agostini, A., Bortolus, M., Ferlez, B., Walters, K., Golbeck, J. H., van der Est, A. & Carbonera, D., Jun 2021, In: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. 20, 6, p. 747-759 13 p.

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Primary charge separation within the structurally symmetric tetrameric Chl2APAPBChl2B chlorophyll exciplex in photosystem I

Cherepanov, D. A., Shelaev, I. V., Gostev, F. E., Petrova, A., Aybush, A. V., Nadtochenko, V. A., Xu, W., Golbeck, J. H. & Semenov, A. Y., Apr 2021, In: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 217, 112154.

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Liposome-based measurement of light-driven chloride transport kinetics of halorhodopsin

Feroz, H., Ferlez, B., Oh, H., Mohammadiarani, H., Ren, T., Baker, C. S., Gajewski, J. P., Lugar, D. J., Gaudana, S. B., Butler, P., Hühn, J., Lamping, M., Parak, W. J., Blatt, M. R., Kerfeld, C. A., Smirnoff, N., Vashisth, H., Golbeck, J. H. & Kumar, M., Aug 1 2021, In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes. 1863, 8, 183637.

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A dimeric chlorophyll electron acceptor differentiates type I from type II photosynthetic reaction centers

Gorka, M. J., Charles, P., Kalendra, V., Baldansuren, A., Lakshmi, K. V. & Golbeck, J. H., Jul 23 2021, In: iScience. 24, 7, 102719.

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Two-dimensional HYSCORE spectroscopy reveals a histidine imidazole as the axial ligand to Chl3A in the M688HPsaA genetic variant of Photosystem I

Gorka, M., Gruszecki, E., Charles, P., Kalendra, V., Lakshmi, K. V. & Golbeck, J. H., Jul 1 2021, In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics. 1862, 7, 148424.

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Conserved residue PsaB-Trp673 is essential for high-efficiency electron transfer between the phylloquinones and the iron-sulfur clusters in Photosystem I

Kurashov, V., Milanovsky, G., Luo, L., Martin, A., Semenov, A. Y., Savikhin, S., Cherepanov, D. A., Golbeck, J. H. & Xu, W., Jun 2021, In: Photosynthesis research. 148, 3, p. 161-180 20 p.

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Two-dimensional 67Zn HYSCORE spectroscopy reveals that a Zn-bacteriochlorophyll: A P′ dimer is the primary donor (P840) in the type-1 reaction centers of Chloracidobacterium thermophilum

Charles, P., Kalendra, V., He, Z., Khatami, M. H., Golbeck, J. H., Van Der Est, A., Lakshmi, K. V. & Bryant, D. A., Mar 21 2020, In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 22, 11, p. 6457-6467 11 p.

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Evidence that chlorophyll f functions solely as an antenna pigment in far-red-light photosystem I from Fischerella thermalis PCC 7521

Cherepanov, D. A., Shelaev, I. V., Gostev, F. E., Aybush, A. V., Mamedov, M. D., Shen, G., Nadtochenko, V. A., Bryant, D. A., Semenov, A. Y. & Golbeck, J. H., Jun 1 2020, In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics. 1861, 5-6, 148184.

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The structure of Photosystem I acclimated to far-red light illuminates an ecologically important acclimation process in photosynthesis

Gisriel, C., Shen, G., Kurashov, V., Ho, M. Y., Zhang, S., Williams, D., Golbeck, J. H., Fromme, P. & Bryant, D. A., Feb 5 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 6, eaay6415.

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Control of electron transfer by protein dynamics in photosynthetic reaction centers

Gorka, M., Cherepanov, D. A., Semenov, A. Y. & Golbeck, J. H., Sep 2 2020, In: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 55, 5, p. 425-468 44 p.

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