The structure and function of phytochrome A: the roles of the entire molecule and of its various parts

@article{Manabe1997TheSA,
  title={The structure and function of phytochrome A: the roles of the entire molecule and of its various parts},
  author={Katsushi Manabe and Miki Nakazawa},
  journal={Journal of Plant Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={110},
  pages={109-122}
}
Phytochrome A is readily cleavable by proteolytic agents to yield an amino-terminal fragment of 66 kilodalton (kDa), which consists of residues 1 to approximately 600, and a dimer of the carboxy-terminal 55-kDa fragment, from residue 600 or so to the carboxyl terminus. The former domain, carrying the tetrapyrrole chromophore, has been studied extensively because of its photoactivity, while less attention has been paid to the non-chromophoric portion until quite recently. However, the evidence… CONTINUE READING