A membrane anchored DNA-based energy/electron transfer assembly.
Börjesson K., Tumpane J., Ljungdahl T., Wilhelmsson LM., Nordén B., Brown T., Mårtensson J., Albinsson B.
In this work the trapping and conversion of visible light energy into chemical energy is examined using a supramolecular assembly. This consists of a light absorbing antenna and a porphyrin redox centre both covalently attached to a DNA strand, which in turn is bound to a lipid membrane. The excitation energy is finally trapped as a benzoquinone radical anion that could potentially be used in subsequent chemical reactions.