Chapter 11. Bacteriorhodopsin and Its Potential in Technical Applications

  1. Prof. Dr. Christof M. Niemeyer3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin4
  1. Norbert Hampp1 and
  2. Dieter Oesterhelt2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602453.ch11

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Hampp, N. and Oesterhelt, D. (2004) Bacteriorhodopsin and Its Potential in Technical Applications, in Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives (eds C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602453.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Universität Dortmund, Fachbereich Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Chemistry & Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Straße, Geb. H, 35032 Marburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Am Klopferspitz 18A, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306589

Online ISBN: 9783527602452

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Keywords:

  • protein-based nanostructures;
  • bacteriorhodopsin;
  • molecular properties;
  • structure and function;
  • biotechnological production;
  • technical applications;
  • photochromic applications;
  • haloarchaea

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview: The Molecular Properties of Bacteriorhodopsin

    • Haloarchaea and their Retinal Proteins

    • Structure and Function of Bacteriorhodopsin

    • Genetic Modification of Bacteriorhodopsin

    • Biotechnological Production of Bacteriorhodopsins

  • Overview: Technical Applications of Bacteriorhodopsin

    • Photoelectric Applications

      • Preparation of Oriented PM Layers

      • Interfacing the Proton-Motive Force

      • Application Examples

    • Photochromic Applications

      • Photochromic Properties of Bacteriorhodopsin

      • Preparation of Bacteriorhodopsin Films

      • Interfacing the Photochromic Changes

      • Application Examples

    • Applications in Energy Conversion

  • Methods

  • Outlook