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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  2. A synthetic BRET-based optogenetic device for pulsatile transgene expression enabling glucose homeostasis in mice. Nat Commun, 2021
  3. Photobiologically Directed Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles. Adv Biol, 2020
  4. Efficient photoactivatable Dre recombinase for cell type-specific spatiotemporal control of genome engineering in the mouse. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2020
  5. Light-Regulated allosteric switch enables temporal and subcellular control of enzyme activity. Elife, 2020
  6. Spatiotemporal regulation of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation via upconversion optogenetic nanosystem. Nano Res, 2020
  7. Photoactivatable oncolytic adenovirus for optogenetic cancer therapy. Cell Death Dis, 2020
  8. Orthogonal Blue and Red Light Controlled Cell-Cell Adhesions Enable Sorting-out in Multicellular Structures. ACS Synth Biol, 2020
  9. A Light-Inducible Strain for Genome-Wide Histone Turnover Profiling in Neurospora crassa. Genetics, 2020
  10. A combination of LightOn gene expression system and tumor microenvironment-responsive nanoparticle delivery system for targeted breast cancer therapy. Acta Pharm Sin B, 2020
  11. An optimized toolbox for the optogenetic control of intracellular transport. J Cell Biol, 2020
  12. RecV recombinase system for in vivo targeted optogenomic modifications of single cells or cell populations. Nat Methods, 2020
  13. Light-Inducible Recombinases for Bacterial Optogenetics. ACS Synth Biol, 2020
  14. Coupling delay controls synchronized oscillation in the segmentation clock. Nature, 2020
  15. Targeted cell ablation in zebrafish using optogenetic transcriptional control. bioRxiv, 2019
  16. Noise-reducing optogenetic negative-feedback gene circuits in human cells. Nucleic Acids Res, 2019
  17. Engineering Strategy and Vector Library for the Rapid Generation of Modular Light-Controlled Protein-Protein Interactions. J Mol Biol, 2019
  18. Independent Blue and Red Light Triggered Narcissistic Self-Sorting Self-Assembly of Colloidal Particles. Small, 2019
  19. Direct observation and analysis of the dynamics of the photoresponsive transcription factor GAL4. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2019
  20. A Single-Component Optogenetic System Allows Stringent Switch of Gene Expression in Yeast Cells. ACS Synth Biol, 2018
  21. Fungal Light-Oxygen-Voltage Domains for Optogenetic Control of Gene Expression and Flocculation in Yeast. MBio, 2018
  22. Near-infrared light-controlled systems for gene transcription regulation, protein targeting and spectral multiplexing. Nat Protoc, 2018
  23. An Optogenetic Method to Control and Analyze Gene Expression Patterns in Cell-to-cell Interactions. J Vis Exp, 2018
  24. Optogenetic perturbation and bioluminescence imaging to analyze cell-to-cell transfer of oscillatory information. Genes Dev, 2017
  25. Near-infrared optogenetic pair for protein regulation and spectral multiplexing. Nat Chem Biol, 2017
  26. Engineered Photoactivatable Genetic Switches Based on the Bacterium Phage T7 RNA Polymerase. ACS Synth Biol, 2016
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  28. Light-induced Notch activity controls neurogenic and gliogenic potential of neural progenitors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016
  29. An extraordinary stringent and sensitive light-switchable gene expression system for bacterial cells. Cell Res, 2016
  30. A bacterial phytochrome-based optogenetic system controllable with near-infrared light. Nat Methods, 2016
  31. Rewiring Multidomain Protein Switches: Transforming a Fluorescent Zn(2+) Sensor into a Light-Responsive Zn(2+) Binding Protein. ACS Synth Biol, 2016
  32. Synthetic dual-input mammalian genetic circuits enable tunable and stringent transcription control by chemical and light. Nucleic Acids Res, 2015
  33. A light-switchable bidirectional expression module allowing simultaneous regulation of multiple genes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2015
  34. Engineered pairs of distinct photoswitches for optogenetic control of cellular proteins. Nat Commun, 2015
  35. Orthogonal optogenetic triple-gene control in Mammalian cells. ACS Synth Biol, 2014
  36. Spatio-temporally precise activation of engineered receptor tyrosine kinases by light. EMBO J, 2014
  37. Light-mediated control of gene expression in filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei. J Microbiol Methods, 2014
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  39. Fine tuning the LightOn light-switchable transgene expression system. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2013
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