Gene Symbol: PHOT
Description: phototropin
Species: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Top Publications

  1. Pfeifer A, Mathes T, Lu Y, Hegemann P, Kottke T. Blue light induces global and localized conformational changes in the kinase domain of full-length phototropin. Biochemistry. 2010;49:1024-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This response of the extension might play a significant role in the phototropin signaling process...
  2. Trippens J, Greiner A, Schellwat J, Neukam M, Rottmann T, Lu Y, et al. Phototropin influence on eyespot development and regulation of phototactic behavior in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell. 2012;24:4687-702 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that phototropin is a light regulator of phototaxis that desensitizes the eyespot when blue light intensities increase...
  3. Okajima K, Aihara Y, Takayama Y, Nakajima M, Kashojiya S, Hikima T, et al. Light-induced conformational changes of LOV1 (light oxygen voltage-sensing domain 1) and LOV2 relative to the kinase domain and regulation of kinase activity in Chlamydomonas phototropin. J Biol Chem. 2014;289:413-22 pubmed publisher
    Phototropin (phot), a blue light (BL) receptor in plants, has two photoreceptive domains named LOV1 and LOV2 as well as a Ser/Thr kinase domain (KD) and acts as a BL-regulated protein kinase...