Structure-based Hamiltonian model for IsiA uncovers a highly robust pigment protein complex.

Citation:

Hanan Schoffman, William M. Brown, Yossi Paltiel, Nir Keren, and Erik M. Gauger. 8/26/2020. “Structure-based Hamiltonian model for IsiA uncovers a highly robust pigment protein complex.” Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 17, Pp. 20200399.

Abstract:

The iron stress-induced protein A (IsiA) is a source of interest and debate in biological research. The IsiA super-complex, binding over 200 chlorophylls, assembles in multimeric rings around photosystem I (PSI). Recently, the IsiA-PSI structure was resolved to 3.48 Å. Based on this structure, we created a model simulating a single excitation event in an IsiA monomer. This model enabled us to calculate the fluorescence and the localisation of the excitation in the IsiA structure. To further examine this system, noise was introduced to the model in two forms -- thermal and positional. Introducing noise highlights the functional differences in the system between cryogenic temperatures and biologically relevant temperatures. Our results show that the energetics of the IsiA pigment-protein complex are very robust at room temperature. Nevertheless, shifts in the position of speci
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