TITLE

Multivariate curve resolution of rapid-scan FTIR difference spectra of quinone photoreduction in bacterial photosynthetic membranes

AUTHOR(S)
Blanchet, L.; Mezzetti, A.; Ruckebusch, C.; Huvenne, J.-P.; De Juan, A.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Mar2007, Vol. 387 Issue 5, p1863
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Photosynthetic reaction centres and membranes are systems of particular interest and are often taken as models to investigate the molecular mechanisms of selected bioenergetic reactions. In this work, a multivariate curve resolution by alternating least squares procedure is detailed for resolution of time-resolved difference FTIR spectra probing the evolution of quinone reduction in photosynthetic membranes from Rhodobacter sphaeroides under photoexcitation. For this purpose, different data sets were acquired in the same time range and spectroscopic domain under slightly different experimental conditions. To enable resolution and provide meaningful results the different data sets were arranged in an augmented matrix. This strategy enabled recovery of three different species despite rank-deficiency conditions. It also results in better definition (identity and evolution) of the contributions. From the resolved spectra, the species have been attributed to: 1. the formation of ubiquinol, more precisely the disappearance of Q/appearance of QH2; 2. conformational change of the protein in the surrounding biological medium; 3. oxidation of diaminodurene, a redox mediator. Because, moreover, results obtained from augmented data sets strategies enable quantitative and qualitative interpretation of concentration profiles, other effects, for example the consequence of repeated light excitation of the same sample, choice of illumination power, or the number of spectra accumulated could be compared and discussed.
ACCESSION #
24109180

 

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