Structures of the chromophore binding sites in BLUF domains as studied by molecular dynamics and quantum chemical calculations.

BLUF (blue-light sensing using FAD) domains constitute a new family of flavin-based blue light photoreceptors. The photocycle of BLUF is unique in the sense that a few hydrogen bond rearrangements are accompanied by only slight structural changes in the bound chromophore. The hydrogen bond rearrangements upon illumination have been inferred from spectral… CONTINUE READING