Cyanobacteriochromes: a new superfamily of tetrapyrrole-binding photoreceptors in cyanobacteria.

@article{Ikeuchi2008CyanobacteriochromesAN,
  title={Cyanobacteriochromes: a new superfamily of tetrapyrrole-binding photoreceptors in cyanobacteria.},
  author={Masahiko Ikeuchi and Takami Ishizuka},
  journal={Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={1159-67}
}
A new group of photoreceptors has been experimentally revealed in cyanobacteria. They are phototaxis regulator SyPixJ1, TePixJ and AnPixJ, chromatic acclimation regulator SyCcaS, circadian input kinase homolog SyCikA and many other candidates, which have been found only in cyanobacteria to date. These new photoreceptors are now proposed to be "cyanobacteriochromes". They are characterized by the presence of a chromophore-binding GAF domain that is homologous to the tetrapyrrole-binding GAF… CONTINUE READING

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