Plant flavoprotein photoreceptors

Christie, J. M. , Blackwood, L., Petersen, J. and Sullivan, S. (2015) Plant flavoprotein photoreceptors. Plant and Cell Physiology, 56(3), pp. 401-413. (doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcu196) (PMID:25516569) (PMCID:PMC4357641)

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Plants depend on the surrounding light environment to direct their growth. Blue light (390-500 nm) in particular acts to promote a wide variety of photomorphogenic responses including seedling establishment, phototropism and circadian clock regulation. Several different classes of flavin-based photoreceptors have been identified that mediate the effects of blue light in the dicotyledonous genetic model Arabidopsis thaliana. These include the cryptochromes, the phototropins and members of the Zeitlupe family. In this review, we discuss recent advances, which contribute to our understanding of how these photosensory systems are activated by blue light and how they initiate signaling to regulate diverse aspects of plant development.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Christie, Professor John and Sullivan, Dr Stuart and Petersen, Dr Jan
Authors: Christie, J. M., Blackwood, L., Petersen, J., and Sullivan, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Molecular Biosciences
Journal Name:Plant and Cell Physiology
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1471-9053
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Plant and Cell Physiology
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
581491Regulation of Auxin Fluxes Required For Phototropic GrowthJohn ChristieBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/J016047/1RI MOLECULAR CELL & SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
500151Doctoral Training Grant 2009-15Timothy PalmerBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/F016735/1RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES