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Structure and function of plant photoreceptors

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Möglich, Andreas ; Yang, Xiaojing ; Ayers, Rebecca A. ; Moffat, Keith:
Structure and function of plant photoreceptors.
In: Annual Review of Plant Biology. Vol. 61 (2010) . - pp. 21-47.
ISSN 1545-2123
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-arplant-042809-112259

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Project financing: National Institutes of Health

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Signaling photoreceptors use the information contained in the absorption of a photon to modulate biological activity in plants and a wide range of organisms. The fundamental-and as yet imperfectly answered-question is, how is this achieved at the molecular level? We adopt the perspective of biophysicists interested in light-dependent signal transduction in nature and the three-dimensional structures that underpin signaling. Six classes of photoreceptors are known: light-oxygen-voltage (LOV) sensors, xanthopsins, phytochromes, blue-light sensors using flavin adenine dinucleotide (BLUF), cryptochromes, and rhodopsins. All are water-soluble proteins except rhodopsins, which are integral membrane proteins; all are based on a modular architecture except cryptochromes and rhodopsins; and each displays a distinct, light-dependent chemical process based on the photochemistry of their nonprotein chromophore, such as isomerization about a double bond (xanthopsins, phytochromes, and rhodopsins), formation or rupture of a covalent bond (LOV sensors), or electron transfer (BLUF sensors and cryptochromes).

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: PubMed-ID: 20192744
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biochemistry > Chair Biochemistry - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Möglich
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Professorship Biochemistry
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Chemistry > Chair Biochemistry
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 540 Chemistry
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 06:31
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 06:31
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13607