Unravelling the chemical basis of the bathochromic shift of the lobster carapace carotenoprotein crustacyanin

John R. Helliwell, Madeleine Helliwell

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    Abstract

    This chapter will review the atomic structural details of the lobster carotenoid-protein complex, crustacyanin, discovered in the last 5 years, and also present, in that context, an overview description of several new carotenoid crystal structures, protein free, in various new crystal packing arrangements. The interrelationship of structure, dynamics and function and the tuning of the colours are well illustrated by these molecular structures. This field of structural chemistry research contains much that is seemingly magical, namely the colour shift and the mystery to us of how this has evolved in Nature. © 2008 Springer..
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModels, Mysteries and Magic of Molecules
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer Nature
    Pages193-208
    Number of pages15
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2006 5th International Indaba Workshop of the International Union of Crystallography - Berg-en-Dal
    Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …

    Other

    Other2006 5th International Indaba Workshop of the International Union of Crystallography
    CityBerg-en-Dal
    Period1/07/08 → …

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