Class II DNA photolyase from Arabidopsis thaliana contains FAD as a cofactor.

@article{Kleiner1999ClassID,
  title={Class II DNA photolyase from Arabidopsis thaliana contains FAD as a cofactor.},
  author={Oliver Kleiner and Jens Butenandt and Thomas Carell and Alfred Batschauer},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={264 1},
  pages={161-7}
}
The major UV-B photoproduct in DNA is the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD). CPD-photolyases repair this DNA damage by a light-driven electron transfer. The chromophores of the class II CPD-photolyase from Arabidopsis thaliana, which was cloned recently [Taylor, R., Tobin, A. & Bray, C. (1996) Plant Physiol. 112, 862; Ahmad, M., Jarillo, J.A., Klimczak, L.J., Landry, L.G., Peng, T., Last, R.L. & Cashmore, A.R. (1997) Plant Cell 9, 199-207], have not been characterized so far. Here we report on… CONTINUE READING