Andreas Möglich

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the transition between these states (Fig. 1). When photons activate channelrhodopsin in its DA state, the channel reaches the O1 state. In conditions of continuous light, channel-rhodopsin reaches an equilibrium consisting of O1 and O2 states. As the O2 state is less permeant for Na + than the O1 state is, the transition from the O1 state to the O2 state(More)
Cellular processes and indeed the survival of entire organisms crucially depend on precise spatiotemporal coordination of a multitude of molecular events. A new tool in cell biology is denoted "optogenetics" which describes the use of genetically encoded, light-gated proteins, i.e. photoreceptors, which perturb and control cellular and organismal behavior(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed the program PERMOL for semi-automated homology modeling of proteins. It is based on restrained molecular dynamics using a simulated annealing protocol in torsion angle space. As main restraints defining the optimal local geometry of the structure weighted mean dihedral angles and their standard deviations are used which are(More)
Modular signal receptors empower organisms to process environmental stimuli into adequate physiological responses. At the molecular level, a sensor module receives signals and processes the inherent information into changes of biological activity of an effector module. To better understand the molecular bases underpinning these processes, we analyzed signal(More)
SUMMARY PERMOL is a new restraint-based program for homology modeling of proteins. Restraints are generated from the information contained in structures of homologous template proteins. Employing the restraints generated by PERMOL, three-dimensional structures are obtained using MD programs such as DYANA or CNS. In contrast to other programs PERMOL is(More)
Light-oxygen-voltage (LOV) receptors sense blue light through the photochemical generation of a covalent adduct between a flavin-nucleotide chromophore and a strictly conserved cysteine residue. Here we show that, after cysteine removal, the circadian-clock LOV-protein Vivid still undergoes light-induced dimerization and signalling because of flavin(More)
Sensory photoreceptors underpin optogenetics by mediating the noninvasive and reversible perturbation of living cells by light with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution. Spurred by seminal optogenetic applications of natural photoreceptors, the engineering of photoreceptors has recently garnered wide interest and has led to the construction of a(More)
Sensory photoreceptors have enabled non-invasive and spatiotemporal control of numerous biological processes. Photoreceptor engineering has expanded the repertoire beyond natural receptors, but to date no generally applicable strategy exists towards constructing light-regulated protein actuators of arbitrary function. We hence explored whether the(More)