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News about cryptochrome photoreceptors in algae.
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PMID:  23154511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cryptochromes (CRYs) are flavoproteins that are known as blue light photoreceptors in many organisms. Recently, genome sequences from a variety of algae became available. Functional characterizations of animal-like CRYs from Oestreococcus tauri, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Phaeodactylum tricornutum highlighted novel functions and properties. As arising from studies in fungi, certain algal CRYs of the "cryptochrome photolyase family" (PtCPF1, OtCPF1) have dual or even triple functions. They are involved in blue light perception and/or in the circadian clock and are able to repair DNA damages. On the other hand, the animal-like aCRY from C. reinhardtii is not only acting as sensory blue light- but also as sensory red light receptor thus expanding our current view of flavoproteins in general and CRYs in particular. The observed broad spectral response points to the neutral radical state of flavin, which is assumed to be the dark form in aCRY in contrast to the plant CRYs.
Benedikt Beel; Nico Müller; Tilman Kottke; Maria Mittag
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-15
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Title:  Plant signaling & behavior     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1559-2324     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Signal Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101291431     Medline TA:  Plant Signal Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of General Botany and Plant Physiology; Friedrich Schiller University Jena; Jena, Germany.
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