Johnny Hendriks

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The Photoactive Yellow Protein (PYP) from Halorhodospira halophila (formerly Ectothiorhodospira halophila) is increasingly used as a model system. As such, a thorough understanding of the photocycle of PYP is essential. In this study we have combined information from pOH- (or pH-) dependence and (kinetic) deuterium isotope effects to elaborate on existing(More)
Crystallographic and spectroscopic analyses of three hinge-bending mutants of the photoactive yellow protein are described. Previous studies have identified Gly(47) and Gly(51) as possible hinge points in the structure of the protein, allowing backbone segments around the chromophore to undergo large concerted motions. We have designed, crystallized, and(More)
Single molecule localization based super-resolution fluorescence microscopy offers significantly higher spatial resolution than predicted by Abbe's resolution limit for far field optical microscopy. Such super-resolution images are reconstructed from wide-field or total internal reflection single molecule fluorescence recordings. Discrimination between(More)
The blue-light photoreceptor YtvA activates the general stress response (GSR) of Bacillus subtilis by activating a large protein complex (the stressosome). We have constructed a model for the YtvA's photocycle, and derived an equation for the fraction of YtvA in the light-induced signaling state at a given light intensity. The model was verified(More)
Single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) is on its way to become a mainstream imaging technique in the life sciences. However, analysis of SMLM data is biased by user provided subjective parameters required by the analysis software. To remove this human bias we introduce here the Auto-Bayes method that executes the analysis of SMLM data automatically.(More)
Light-activation of photoactive yellow protein (PYP) is followed by a series of dynamical transitions in the structure of the protein. Tryptophan fluorescence is well-suited as a tool to study selected aspects of these. Using site-directed mutagenesis eight 'single-tryptophan' mutants of PYP were made by replacement of either a tyrosine, phenylalanine or(More)
The absorption spectrum of the photoactive yellow protein from Rhodobacter sphaeroides (R-PYP) shows two maxima, absorbing at 360 nm (R-PYP(360)) and 446 nm (R-PYP(446)), respectively. Both forms are photoactive and part of a temperature- and pH-dependent equilibrium (Haker, A., Hendriks, J., Gensch, T., Hellingwerf, K. J., and Crielaard, W. (2000) FEBS(More)
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