Chapter 13. Blue Light Sensing and Signaling by the Phototropins

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich3
  1. John M. Christie1 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch13

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Christie, J. M. and Briggs, W. R. (2005) Blue Light Sensing and Signaling by the Phototropins, in Handbook of Photosensory Receptors (eds W. R. Briggs and J. L. Spudich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760510X.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 260 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305, USA

  2. 3

    Center for Membrane Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 6.130, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow, Plant Science Group, Bower Building, Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 260 Panama St., Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310197

Online ISBN: 9783527605101

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Keywords:

  • photosensory receptors;
  • phototropin;
  • blue light sensing by phototropins;
  • signaling by phototropins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Phototropin Structure and Function

    • Discovery of Phototropin

    • Phot1: a Blue Light-activated Receptor Kinase

    • Phot2: a Second Phototropic Receptor

    • Phototropins: Photoreceptors for Movement and More

    • Overview of Phototropin Activation

  • LOV Domain Structure and Function

    • Light Sensing by the LOV Domains

    • LOV is all Around

    • Are Two LOVs Better than One?

  • From Light Sensing to Receptor Activation

    • LOV Connection

    • Phototropin Autophosphorylation

    • Phototropin Recovery

  • Phototropin Signalling

    • Beyond Photoreceptor Activation

    • Phototropism

    • Stomatal Opening

    • Chloroplast Movement

    • Rapid Inhibition of Hypocotyl Growth by Blue Light

  • Future Prospects

  • References