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Effects of quantum coherence in metalloprotein electron transfer.

Abstract:

Many intramolecular electron transfer (ET) reactions in biology are mediated by metal centers in proteins. This process is commonly described by a model of diffusive hopping according to the semiclassical theories of Marcus and Hopfield. However, recent studies have raised the possibility that nontrivial quantum mechanical effects play a functioning role in certain biomolecular processes. Here, we investigate the potential effects of quantum coherence in biological ET by extending the semicla...

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10.1103/physreve.86.031922

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Volume:
86
Issue:
3 Pt 1
Pages:
031922
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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EISSN:
1550-2376
ISSN:
1539-3755
Source identifiers:
354751
Language:
English
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pubs:354751
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uuid:d96410a1-00ca-4741-8f79-857628324758
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pubs:354751
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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