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Bacteriorhodopsin

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Bacteriorhodopsin

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transforming light - bacteriorhodopsin

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11 4 bacteriorhodopsin

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1BM1 BACTERIORHODOPSIN in P622

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10.5 Bacteriorhodopsin

Bacteriorhodopsin is a protein used by Archaea, most notably by Halobacteria, a class of the Euryarchaeota. It acts as a proton pump; that is, it captures light energy and uses it to move protons across the membrane out of the cell. The resulting proton gradient is subsequently converted into chemical energy.
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