Estimation of the available free energy in a LOV2-J alpha photoswitch.

@article{Yao2008EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the available free energy in a LOV2-J alpha photoswitch.},
  author={Xiaolan Yao and Michael K Rosen and Kevin H Gardner},
  journal={Nature chemical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={491-7}
}
Protein photosensors are versatile tools for studying ligand-regulated allostery and signaling. Fundamental to these processes is the amount of energy that can be provided by a photosensor to control downstream signaling events. Such regulation is exemplified by the phototropins--plant serine/threonine kinases that are activated by blue light via conserved LOV (light, oxygen and voltage) domains. The core photosensor of oat phototropin 1 is a LOV domain that interacts in a light-dependent… CONTINUE READING

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