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Electron transfer in apoferritin probed by muon spin relaxation

Telling, M T F and Kilcoyne, SH 2006, 'Electron transfer in apoferritin probed by muon spin relaxation' , Physica B Condensed Matter, 374 , pp. 451-455. (In Press)

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Electron-transfer processes play a vital role in many biological phenomena, from energy storage to photosynthesis. The labelled electron method using positive muons allows such transfer processes in macromolecules, such as proteins, to be probed on a microscopic level. Here we present the results of an experiment using the labelled electron method with mSR to investigate electron-transfer processes in apoferritin. The data is well described using the Risch–Kehr model and the results suggest one dimensional, or intra-chain diffusion occurs in this system. Intra-chain diffusion rates of 1012 rad/s have been determined.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Physica B Condensed Matter
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0921-4526
Depositing User: SH Kilcoyne
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 00:01

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