PhyB/PIF3 & PhyB/PIF6

Photoreceptor PhyB
Binding partner PIF3 or PIF6
Cofactor PCB
Source organism Arabidopsis thaliana
Mode of action heterodimerization
Excitation wavelength 660 nm
Reversion wavelength 740 nm
Excitation time milliseconds
Reversion time milliseconds
Crystal structure of the PhyB photoreceptor, without PIF. (PDB ID: 4OUR)

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  1. Synthetic Biology Makes Polymer Materials Count. Adv Mater Weinheim, 2018
  2. Biosynthesis of Orthogonal Molecules Using Ferredoxin and Ferredoxin-NADP+ Reductase Systems Enables Genetically Encoded PhyB Optogenetics. ACS Synth Biol, 2018
  3. Efficient synthesis of phycocyanobilin in mammalian cells for optogenetic control of cell signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2017
  4. Tracing Information Flow from Erk to Target Gene Induction Reveals Mechanisms of Dynamic and Combinatorial Control. Mol Cell, 2017
  5. PhiReX: a programmable and red light-regulated protein expression switch for yeast. Nucleic Acids Res, 2017
  6. Optogenetic Control of Ras/Erk Signaling Using the Phy-PIF System. Methods Mol Biol, 2017
  7. A module for Rac temporal signal integration revealed with optogenetics. J Cell Biol, 2017
  8. A Phytochrome-Derived Photoswitch for Intracellular Transport. ACS Synth Biol, 2017
  9. The Spatiotemporal Limits of Developmental Erk Signaling. Dev Cell, 2017
  10. An open-hardware platform for optogenetics and photobiology. Sci Rep, 2016
  11. Optical manipulation of the alpha subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins using photoswitchable dimerization systems. Sci Rep, 2016
  12. A bacterial phytochrome-based optogenetic system controllable with near-infrared light. Nat Methods, 2016
  13. Optogenetics in Plants: Red/Far-Red Light Control of Gene Expression. Methods Mol Biol, 2016
  14. Reversible Optogenetic Control of Subcellular Protein Localization in a Live Vertebrate Embryo. Dev Cell, 2016
  15. Light-Activated Nuclear Translocation of Adeno-Associated Virus Nanoparticles Using Phytochrome B for Enhanced, Tunable, and Spatially Programmable Gene Delivery. ACS Nano, 2015
  16. Iterative experiment design guides the characterization of a light-inducible gene expression circuit. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2015
  17. Probing Yeast Polarity with Acute, Reversible, Optogenetic Inhibition of Protein Function. ACS Synth Biol, 2015
  18. Red Light-Regulated Reversible Nuclear Localization of Proteins in Mammalian Cells and Zebrafish. ACS Synth Biol, 2015
  19. Benchmarking of optical dimerizer systems. ACS Synth Biol, 2014
  20. Orthogonal optogenetic triple-gene control in Mammalian cells. ACS Synth Biol, 2014
  21. Control of gene expression using a red- and far-red light-responsive bi-stable toggle switch. Nat Protoc, 2014
  22. A red light-controlled synthetic gene expression switch for plant systems. Mol Biosyst, 2014
  23. Using optogenetics to interrogate the dynamic control of signal transmission by the Ras/Erk module. Cell, 2013
  24. A light-inducible organelle-targeting system for dynamically activating and inactivating signaling in budding yeast. Mol Biol Cell, 2013
  25. Multi-chromatic control of mammalian gene expression and signaling. Nucleic Acids Res, 2013
  26. A red/far-red light-responsive bi-stable toggle switch to control gene expression in mammalian cells. Nucleic Acids Res, 2013
  27. Light-mediated control of DNA transcription in yeast. Methods, 2012
  28. In silico feedback for in vivo regulation of a gene expression circuit. Nat Biotechnol, 2011
  29. Light-based feedback for controlling intracellular signaling dynamics. Nat Methods, 2011
  30. Light control of plasma membrane recruitment using the Phy-PIF system. Meth Enzymol, 2011
  31. Spatiotemporal control of cell signalling using a light-switchable protein interaction. Nature, 2009
  32. Genetically encoded photoswitching of actin assembly through the Cdc42-WASP-Arp2/3 complex pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2008
  33. Activation of protein splicing with light in yeast. Nat Methods, 2008
  34. A light-switchable gene promoter system. Nat Biotechnol, 2002
  35. Signalling to the nucleus under the control of light and small molecules. Mol Biosyst, 2016