Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Insights into the mechanisms of blue light switches

Jung, Astrid; Domratcheva, Tatiana; Schlichting, Ilme
Biomolekulare Mechanismen (Prof. Dr. Ilme Schlichting) MPI für medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg
Many organisms exhibit photoreceptors in order to adapt to changing light conditions. The photoreceptor family of phototropins and the only recently identified BLUF (sensor of blue light using FAD) photoreceptors control a number of interesting cellular processes depending on blue light signals. By quantum chemical and structural investigations, important insights into the mechanism of function of these light switches have been gathered at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research.

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