Publications [#232045] of David N. Beratan

Journal Articles
  1. Cowan, JA; Upmacis, RK; Beratan, DN; Onuchic, JN; Gray, HB, Long-range electron transfer in myoglobin., Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 550 (1988), pp. 68-84 [3245652], [doi] .

    The distance and driving-force dependences of electron transfer (ET) in a set of four surface-ruthenated myoglobins, in which the heme prosthetic group has been systematically replaced by a series of metalloporphyrins of differing excited-state redox potentials, have provided information on the magnitude [Hab(12.7 A) approximately 6.3 x 10(-3) cm-1] and decay [beta approximately 0.8 A-1, where kET alpha exp [-beta(d - do)]] of protein-mediated donor-acceptor electronic coupling. A reorganization energy lambda approximately 1.3 eV, due to coordination and solvation changes both at and between the ET sites, has been estimated using a rate expression that allows electron-vibration coupling to classical and quantum mechanical modes. The contribution to lambda from the porphyrin and peptide matrix is approximately 0.7 eV. Specific electron-tunneling pathways in the protein have been evaluated.