Cover page of BBA Bioenergetics (May 2014)
Cover page of BBA Bioenergetics (May 2014) including review articles by Alexiev, Bondar, Heberle, Hegemann, and colleagues


  • Alexiev, U., and Farrens, D.L. (2014). Fluorescence spectroscopy of rhodopsins: Insights and approaches. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 694-709.

  • AzimiHashemi, N., Erbguth, K., Vogt, A., Riemensperger, T., Rauch, E., Woodmansee, D., Nagpal, J., Brauner, M., Sheves, M., Fiala, A., Kattner, L., Trauner, D., Hegemann, P., Gottschalk, A., and Liewald, J.F. (2014). Synthetic retinal analogues modify the spectral and kinetic characteristics of microbial rhodopsin optogenetic tools. Nature Communications 5, 5810.

  • Bommer, M., Kunze, C., Fesseler, J., Schubert, T., Diekert, G., and Dobbek, H. (2014). Structural basis for organohalide respiration. Science 346, 455-458.

  • Brecht, M., Skandary, S., Hellmich, J., Gloeckner, C., Konrad, A., Hussels, M., Meixner, A.J., Zouni, A., and Schlodder, E. (2014). Spectroscopic properties of photosystem II core complexes from Thermosynechococcus elongatus revealed by single-molecule experiments. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 773-781.

  • del Val, C., Bondar, L., and Bondar, A.-N. (2014). Coupling between inter-helical hydrogen bonding and water dynamics in a proton transporter. Journal of Structural Biology 186, 95-111.

  • del Val, C., Royuela-Flor, J., Milenkovic, S., and Bondar, A.-N. (2014). Channelrhodopsins: A bioinformatics perspective. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 643-655.

  • Ernst, O.P., Lodowski, D.T., Elstner, M., Hegemann, P., Brown, L.S., and Kandori, H. (2014). Microbial and Animal Rhodopsins: Structures, Functions, and Molecular Mechanisms. Chemical Reviews 114, 126-163.

  • Escobar, F.V., Hildebrandt, T., Utesch, T., Schmitt, F.J., Seuffert, I., Michael, N., Schulz, C., Mroginski, M.A., Friedrich, T., and Hildebrandt, P. (2014). Structural Parameters Controlling the Fluorescence Properties of Phytochromes. Biochemistry 53, 20-29.

  • Gekle, S., and Netz, R.R. (2014). Nanometer-Resolved Radio-Frequency Absorption and Heating in Biomembrane Hydration Layers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 118, 4963-4969.

  • Heberle, J., Deupi, X., and Schertler, G. (2014). Retinal proteins — You can teach an old dog new tricks. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 531-532.

  • Hellmich, J., Bommer, M., Burkhardt, A., Ibrahim, M., Kern, J., Meents, A., Müh, F., Dobbek, H., and Zouni, A. (2014). Native-like Photosystem II Superstructure at 2.44 Å Resolution through Detergent Extraction from the Protein Crystal. Structure 22, 1607-1615. [Link to news section.]

  • Karge, O., Bondar, A.-N., and Dau, H. (2014). Cationic screening of charged surface groups (carboxylates) affects electron transfer steps in photosystem-II water oxidation and quinone reduction. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 1625-1634.

  • Kern, J., Tran, R., Alonso-Mori, R., Koroidov, S., Echols, N., Hattne, J., Ibrahim, M., Gul, S., Laksmono, H., Sierra, R.G., et al. (2014). Taking snapshots of photosynthetic water oxidation using femtosecond X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy. Nature Communications 5, 4371.

  • Lórenz-Fonfría, V.A., and Heberle, J. (2014). Channelrhodopsin unchained: Structure and mechanism of a light-gated cation channel. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 626-642.

  • Lórenz-Fonfría, V.A., and Heberle, J. (2014). Proton Transfer and Protein Conformation Dynamics in Photosensitive Proteins by Time-resolved Step-scan Fourier-transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments 88, e51622. [Link to news section.]

  • Lórenz-Fonfría, V.A., Muders, V., Schlesinger, R., and Heberle, J. (2014). Changes in the hydrogen-bonding strength of internal water molecules and cysteine residues in the conductive state of channelrhodopsin-1. The Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 22D507.

  • Meyer, T., and Knapp, E.-W. (2014). Database of protein complexes with multivalent binding ability: Bival-bind. Proteins 82, 744-751.

  • Muders, V., Kerruth, S., Lorenz-Fonfria, V.A., Bamann, C., Heberle, J., and Schlesinger, R. (2014). Resonance Raman and FTIR spectroscopic characterization of the closed and open states of channelrhodopsin-1. FEBS Letters 588, 2301-2306.

  • Rinne, K.F., Gekle, S., and Netz, R.R. (2014). Dissecting ion-specific dielectric spectra of sodium-halide solutions into solvation water and ionic contributions. Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 214502.

  • Rinne, K.F., Gekle, S., and Netz, R.R. (2014). Ion-Specific Solvation Water Dynamics: Single Water versus Collective Water Effects. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 118, 11667-11677.

  • Robertazzi, A., Galstyan, A., and Knapp, E.W. (2014). PSII manganese cluster: Protonation of W2, 05, 04 and His337 in the Si state explored by combined quantum chemical and electrostatic energy computations. Biochim Biophys Acta 1837, 1316-1321.

  • Robertazzi, A., Galstyan, A., and Knapp, E.W. (2014). Reprint of PSII Manganese Cluster: Protonation of W2, O5, O4 and His337 in the S1 state explored by combined quantum chemical and electrostatic energy computations. Biochim Biophys Acta 1837, 1389-1394.

  • Sakalli, I., Schoberl, J., and Knapp, E.W. (2014). mFES: A Robust Molecular Finite Element Solver for Electrostatic Energy Computations. J Chem Theory Comput 10, 5095-5112.

  • Sedlmeier, F., Shadkhoo, S., Bruinsma, R., and Netz, R.R. (2014). Charge/mass dynamic structure factors of water and applications to dielectric friction and electroacoustic conversion. Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 054512.

  • Sugihara, M., Suwa, M., and Bondar, A.-N. (2014). Dynamics of bovine opsin bound to G-protein fragments. J Struct Biol 188, 79-86

  • Szczepek, M., Beyriere, F., Hofmann, K.P., Elgeti, M., Kazmin, R., Rose, A., Bartl, F.J., von Stetten, D., Heck, M., Sommer, M.E., Hildebrand, P.W., and Scheerer, P. (2014). Crystal structure of a common GPCR-binding interface for G protein and arrestin. Nature Communications 5, 4801.

  • Tran, R., Kern, J., Hattne, J., Koroidov, S., Hellmich, J., Alonso-Mori, R., Sauter, N.K., Bergmann, U., Messinger, J., Zouni, A., et al. (2014). The Mn4Ca photosynthetic water-oxidation catalyst studied by simultaneous X-ray spectroscopy and crystallography using an X-ray free-electron laser. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 369, 20130324.

  • Wietek, J., Wiegert, J.S., Adeishvili, N., Schneider, F., Watanabe, H., Tsunoda, S.P., Vogt, A., Elstner, M., Oertner, T.G., and Hegemann, P. (2014). Conversion of channelrhodopsin into a light-gated chloride channel. Science 344, 409-412. [Link to news section.]

  • Woelke, A.L., Galstyan, G., and Knapp, E.-W. (2014). Lysine 362 in cytochrome c oxidase regulates opening of the K-channel via changes in pK(A) and conformation. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837, 1998-2003.

  • Woelke, A.L., Wagner, A., Galstyan, G., Meyer, T., and Knapp, E.-W. (2014). Proton Transfer in the K-Channel Analog of B-Type Cytochrome c Oxidase from Thermus thermophilus. Biophysical Journal 107, 2177-2184.

  • Yang, Y., Linke, M., von Haimberger, T., Matute, R., González, L., Schmieder, P., and Heyne, K. (2014). Active and silent chromophore isoforms for phytochrome Pr photoisomerization: An alternative evolutionary strategy to optimize photoreaction quantum yields. Structural Dynamics 1, 014701.