Photoreceptor UVR8
Binding partner /
Cofactor none
Source organism Arabidopsis thaliana
Mode of action homodimerization, dissociation
Excitation wavelength 300 nm
Reversion wavelength dark
Excitation time miliseconds
Reversion time hours
Crystal structure of the UVR8 homodimer. (PDB ID: 4D9S)

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  2. Rational design of a photo-responsive UVR8-derived protein and a self-assembling peptide-protein conjugate for responsive hydrogel formation. Nanoscale, 2015
  3. A light-triggered protein secretion system. J Cell Biol, 2013