In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, Vol. 20, Nr. 3: S. 241-261
Biliproteins, covalently bonded complexes of proteins and bile pigments, serve as light-harvesting
pigments in photosynthesis and light-sensory pigments of photosynthetic organisms. Recent
developments in the biochemistry and biophysics of these pigments are reviewed and an
attempt is made to describe their functions of light-harvesting and of information transduction
on a molecular level.