Chapter 15. LOV-Domain Structure, Dynamics, and Diversity

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich3
  1. Sean Crosson

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch15

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Crosson, S. (2005) LOV-Domain Structure, Dynamics, and Diversity, 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.ch15

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. Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center – Room 351, 279 Campus Drive, 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



  • photosensory receptors;
  • LOV-domain structure;
  • LOV-domain dynamics;
  • LOV-domain diversity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview

  • LOV Domain Architecture and Chromophore Environment

  • Photoexcited-State Structural Dynamics of LOV Domains

  • Comparative Structural Analysis of LOV Domains

  • LOV-Domain Diversity

  • Acknowledgements

  • References