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. Optogenetic perturbation and bioluminescence imaging to analyze cell-to-cell transfer of oscillatory information. Genes Dev, 2017
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  4. Engineered Photoactivatable Genetic Switches Based on the Bacterium Phage T7 RNA Polymerase. ACS Synth Biol, 2016
  5. A light-switchable bidirectional expression system in filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei. J Biotechnol, 2016
  6. Light-induced Notch activity controls neurogenic and gliogenic potential of neural progenitors. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2016
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  9. Rewiring Multidomain Protein Switches: Transforming a Fluorescent Zn(2+) Sensor into a Light-Responsive Zn(2+) Binding Protein. ACS Synth Biol, 2016
  10. Synthetic dual-input mammalian genetic circuits enable tunable and stringent transcription control by chemical and light. Nucleic Acids Res, 2015
  11. A light-switchable bidirectional expression module allowing simultaneous regulation of multiple genes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2015
  12. Engineered pairs of distinct photoswitches for optogenetic control of cellular proteins. Nat Commun, 2015
  13. Orthogonal optogenetic triple-gene control in Mammalian cells. ACS Synth Biol, 2014
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  17. Fine tuning the LightOn light-switchable transgene expression system. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 2013
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