How can EPR spectroscopy help to unravel molecular mechanisms of flavin-dependent photoreceptors?

@inproceedings{Nohr2015HowCE,
  title={How can EPR spectroscopy help to unravel molecular mechanisms of flavin-dependent photoreceptors?},
  author={Daniel Nohr and Ryan Rodriguez and S. Weber and Erik Schleicher},
  booktitle={Front. Mol. Biosci.},
  year={2015}
}
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is a well-established spectroscopic method for the examination of paramagnetic molecules. Proteins can contain paramagnetic moieties in form of stable cofactors, transiently formed intermediates, or spin labels artificially introduced to cysteine sites. The focus of this review is to evaluate potential scopes of application of EPR to the emerging field of optogenetics. The main objective for EPR spectroscopy in this context is to unravel the… CONTINUE READING