Structural Basis for the Photoconversion of a Phytochrome to the Activated Far-red Light-absorbing Form

@inproceedings{Ulijasz2010StructuralBF,
  title={Structural Basis for the Photoconversion of a Phytochrome to the Activated Far-red Light-absorbing Form},
  author={Andrew T Ulijasz and Gabriel Cornilescu and Claudia C. Cornilescu and Junrui Zhang and Mario Rivera and John L. Markley and Richard D Vierstra},
  booktitle={Nature},
  year={2010}
}
Phytochromes are a collection of bilin-containing photoreceptors that regulate numerous photoresponses in plants and microorganisms through their ability to photointerconvert between a red-light-absorbing, ground state (Pr) and a far-red-light-absorbing, photoactivated state (Pfr). Although the structures of several phytochromes as Pr have been determined, little is known about the structure of Pfr and how it initiates signalling. Here we describe the three-dimensional solution structure of the… CONTINUE READING

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