PerspectiveChemistry

From Electron Pump to Proton Channel

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Science  07 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5783, pp. 51-52
DOI: 10.1126/science.1130124

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Summary

An artificial chemical system can mimic biological systems and pump electrons across a membrane in response to light. The same system can easily be modified so that it behaves like a channel for protons.