VVD

Photoreceptor VVD
Binding partner /
Cofactor FMN or FAD
Source organism Neurospora crassa
Mode of action homodimerization
Excitation wavelength 450 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time seconds
Reversion time hours
Crystal structure of the VVD homodimer. (PDB ID: 3RH8)

VVD-derived switches:

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