bPAC (BlaC)

Photoreceptor bPAC (BlaC)
Binding partner /
Cofactor FAD or FMN
Source organism Beggiatoa sp.
Mode of action cAMP production
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time tens of seconds
Crystal structure of the bPAC homodimer, ground state. (PDB ID: 5MBE)

bPAC (BlaC)-derived switches:

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  2. Endosomal cAMP production broadly impacts the cellular phosphoproteome. J Biol Chem, 2021
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  5. Vertebrate cells differentially interpret ciliary and extraciliary cAMP. Cell, 2021
  6. Optogenetic tools for manipulation of cyclic nucleotides, functionally coupled to CNG-channels. Br J Pharmacol, 2021
  7. Optogenetic modulation of real-time nanoscale dynamics of HCN channels using photoactivated adenylyl cyclases. RSC Chem Biol, 2021
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  9. Optogenetic Modification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Enables Controllable Twitching Motility and Host Infection. ACS Synth Biol, 2021
  10. Biphasic Response of Protein Kinase A to Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate Triggers Distinct Epithelial Phenotypes. bioRxiv, 2020
  11. Dual Activation of cAMP Production Through Photostimulation or Chemical Stimulation. Methods Mol Biol, 2020
  12. Nanobody-directed targeting of optogenetic tools to study signaling in the primary cilium. Elife, 2020
  13. Optogenetic Manipulation of Postsynaptic cAMP Using a Novel Transgenic Mouse Line Enables Synaptic Plasticity and Enhances Depolarization Following Tetanic Stimulation in the Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus. Front Neural Circuits, 2020
  14. SynaptoPAC, an Optogenetic Tool for Induction of Presynaptic Plasticity. bioRxiv, 2020
  15. Booster, a Red-Shifted Genetically Encoded Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Biosensor Compatible with Cyan Fluorescent Protein/Yellow Fluorescent Protein-Based FRET Biosensors and Blue Light-Responsive Optogenetic Tools. ACS Sens, 2020
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  18. Amelioration of Diabetes in a Murine Model upon Transplantation of Pancreatic β-Cells with Optogenetic Control of Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate. ACS Synth Biol, 2019
  19. Compartmentalized cAMP Generation by Engineered Photoactivated Adenylyl Cyclases. Cell Chem Biol, 2019
  20. Using a Robust and Sensitive GFP-Based cGMP Sensor for Real Time Imaging in Intact Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics, 2019
  21. Cyclic Nucleotide-Specific Optogenetics Highlights Compartmentalization of the Sperm Flagellum into cAMP Microdomains. Cells, 2019
  22. Luminescence-activated nucleotide cyclase regulates spatial and temporal cAMP synthesis. J Biol Chem, 2018
  23. Potassium channel-based optogenetic silencing. Nat Commun, 2018
  24. Synthetic Light-Activated Ion Channels for Optogenetic Activation and Inhibition. Front Neurosci, 2018
  25. Modulation of cyclic nucleotide-mediated cellular signaling and gene expression using photoactivated adenylyl cyclase as an optogenetic tool. Sci Rep, 2017
  26. Optogenetic regulation of insulin secretion in pancreatic β-cells. Sci Rep, 2017
  27. Red fluorescent protein-based cAMP indicator applicable to optogenetics and in vivo imaging. Sci Rep, 2017
  28. Fast cAMP Modulation of Neurotransmission via Neuropeptide Signals and Vesicle Loading. Curr Biol, 2017
  29. Model-guided optogenetic study of PKA signaling in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell, 2016
  30. Structural insight into photoactivation of an adenylate cyclase from a photosynthetic cyanobacterium. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2016
  31. The rhodopsin-guanylyl cyclase of the aquatic fungus Blastocladiella emersonii enables fast optical control of cGMP signaling. Sci Signal, 2015
  32. Controlling fertilization and cAMP signaling in sperm by optogenetics. Elife, 2015
  33. Optogenetic elevation of endogenous glucocorticoid level in larval zebrafish. Front Neural Circuits, 2013
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