Photoreceptor AtLOV2
Binding partner /
Cofactor FMN
Source organism Arabidopsis thaliana
Mode of action intramolecular conformational change
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time tens of seconds
Crystal structure of AtLOV2. (PDB ID: 4EEP)

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