Photoreceptor AsLOV2
Binding partner Zdk
Cofactor FMN
Source organism Avena sativa
Mode of action heterodimerization, dissociation
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time seconds to minutes (variants available)
Crystal structure of the LOVTRAP heterodimer, with Zdk variant Zdk1. (PDB ID: 5EFW)

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  2. RudLOV—a new optically synchronized cargo transport method reveals unexpected effect of dynasore. bioRxiv, 2023
  3. Optogenetic strategies for optimizing the performance of biosensors of membrane phospholipids in live cells. bioRxiv, 2023
  4. Optogenetic control of kinesins -1, -2, -3 and dynein reveals their specific roles in vesicular transport. bioRxiv, 2023
  5. Transcription factor localization dynamics and DNA binding drive distinct promoter interpretations. Cell Rep, 2023
  6. Optogenetic Miro cleavage reveals direct consequences of real-time loss of function in Drosophila. bioRxiv, 2022
  7. Progressive enhancement of kinetic proofreading in T cell antigen discrimination from receptor activation to DAG generation. Elife, 2022
  8. Optogenetic control of RelA reveals effect of transcription factor dynamics on downstream gene expression. bioRxiv, 2022
  9. Optogenetic EB1 inactivation shortens metaphase spindles by disrupting cortical force-producing interactions with astral microtubules. Curr Biol, 2022
  10. Analysis of Three Architectures for Controlling PTP1B with Light. ACS Synth Biol, 2021
  11. Gezielte Injektion von Effektoren durch Kontrolle der Proteindynamik. BIOspektrum (Heidelb), 2021
  12. An Optogenetic Toolbox for Synergistic Regulation of Protein Abundance. ACS Synth Biol, 2021
  13. A novel mechanism of bulk cytoplasmic transport by cortical dynein in Drosophila ovary. bioRxiv, 2021
  14. Optogenetic control of NOTCH1 signalling. bioRxiv, 2021
  15. Desensitisation of Notch signalling through dynamic adaptation in the nucleus. EMBO J, 2021
  16. Light-Responsive Dynamic Protein Hydrogels Based on LOVTRAP. Langmuir, 2021
  17. An optogenetic method for interrogating YAP1 and TAZ nuclear-cytoplasmic shuttling. J Cell Sci, 2021
  18. Circularly permuted LOV2 as a modular photoswitch for optogenetic engineering. Nat Chem Biol, 2021
  19. Optogenetic Control of Non-Apoptotic Cell Death. Adv Biology, 2021
  20. Synthetic Protein Condensates That Inducibly Recruit and Release Protein Activity in Living Cells. J Am Chem Soc, 2021
  21. A synthetic BRET-based optogenetic device for pulsatile transgene expression enabling glucose homeostasis in mice. Nat Commun, 2021
  22. Engineering Supramolecular Organizing Centers for Optogenetic Control of Innate Immune Responses. Adv Biol, 2020
  23. The mitotic protein NuMA plays a spindle-independent role in nuclear formation and mechanics. J Cell Biol, 2020
  24. Optogenetic Tuning Reveals Rho Amplification-Dependent Dynamics of a Cell Contraction Signal Network. Cell Rep, 2020
  25. Synthetic protein condensates that recruit and release protein activity in living cells. bioRxiv, 2020
  26. Quantifying signal persistence in the T cell signaling network using an optically controllable antigen receptor. bioRxiv, 2020
  27. Optogenetic Control Reveals Differential Promoter Interpretation of Transcription Factor Nuclear Translocation Dynamics. Cell Syst, 2020
  28. Optogenetic Tuning of Protein-protein Binding in Bilayers Using LOVTRAP. Bio Protoc, 2020
  29. LITESEC-T3SS - Light-controlled protein delivery into eukaryotic cells with high spatial and temporal resolution. Nat Commun, 2020
  30. Actin waves transport RanGTP to the neurite tip to regulate non-centrosomal microtubules in neurons. J Cell Sci, 2020
  31. Optogenetics: Rho GTPases Activated by Light in Living Macrophages. Methods Mol Biol, 2020
  32. A Computational Protocol for Regulating Protein Binding Reactions with a Light-Sensitive Protein Dimer. J Mol Biol, 2019
  33. Optogenetic Control of Microtubule Dynamics. Methods Mol Biol, 2019
  34. Optogenetic control of cofilin and αTAT in living cells using Z-lock. Nat Chem Biol, 2019
  35. Using Tools from Optogenetics to Create Light-Responsive Biomaterials: LOVTRAP-PEG Hydrogels for Dynamic Peptide Immobilization. Ann Biomed Eng, 2019
  36. ESCRT-mediated phagophore sealing during mitophagy. Autophagy, 2019
  37. Optogenetic downregulation of protein levels with an ultrasensitive switch. ACS Synth Biol, 2019
  38. Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling. Elife, 2019
  39. Luciferase-LOV BRET enables versatile and specific transcriptional readout of cellular protein-protein interactions. Elife, 2019
  40. Direct multiplex imaging and optogenetics of Rho GTPases enabled by near-infrared FRET. Nat Chem Biol, 2018
  41. Rewiring Calcium Signaling for Precise Transcriptional Reprogramming. ACS Synth Biol, 2018
  42. Light-dependent cytoplasmic recruitment enhances the dynamic range of a nuclear import photoswitch. Chembiochem, 2018
  43. Local control of intracellular microtubule dynamics by EB1 photodissociation. Nat Cell Biol, 2018
  44. Discovery of long-range inhibitory signaling to ensure single axon formation. Nat Commun, 2017
  45. LOVTRAP: A Versatile Method to Control Protein Function with Light. Curr Protoc Cell Biol, 2016
  46. LOVTRAP: an optogenetic system for photoinduced protein dissociation. Nat Methods, 2016
  47. Quantifying persistence in the T-cell signaling network using an optically controllable antigen receptor. Mol Syst Biol, 2021