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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