Light at the End of the Protein: Crystal Structure of a C-Terminal Light-Sensing Domain

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Abstract

Aureochromes are blue light sensors that act as transcription factors in algae and have been repurposed for the optogenetic control of signaling in mammalian cells. In a recent issue of Structure, Banerjee et al. (2016) shine light on the structure and function of the C-terminal light-sensing domain of Phaeodactylum tricornutum aureochrome1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalStructure
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

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