Photoreceptor euPACα, euPACβ
Binding partner /
Cofactor FAD or FMN
Source organism Euglena gracilis
Mode of action cAMP production
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time seconds

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  1. Structural insight into photoactivation of an adenylate cyclase from a photosynthetic cyanobacterium. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2016
  2. PACα--an optogenetic tool for in vivo manipulation of cellular cAMP levels, neurotransmitter release, and behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Neurochem, 2011
  3. Light modulation of cellular cAMP by a small bacterial photoactivated adenylyl cyclase, bPAC, of the soil bacterium Beggiatoa. J Biol Chem, 2010
  4. Optogenetically Induced Olfactory Stimulation in Drosophila Larvae Reveals the Neuronal Basis of Odor-Aversion behavior. Front Behav Neurosci, 2010
  5. Functional transplant of photoactivated adenylyl cyclase (PAC) into Aplysia sensory neurons. Neurosci Res, 2007
  6. Fast manipulation of cellular cAMP level by light in vivo. Nat Methods, 2006