Photoreceptor PixD
Binding partner PixE
Cofactor FAD or FMN
Source organism Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
Mode of action heterooligomerization, dissociation
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time minutes
Crystal structure of the PixD photoreceptor decamer, without PixE. (PDB ID: 2HFN)

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