Chapter 20. Hypericin-Like Photoreceptors

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich4
  1. Pill-Soon Song1,2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch20

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Song, P.-S. (2005) Hypericin-Like Photoreceptors, 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.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

    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

    Kumho Life & Environmental Laboratory, 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Kwangju 500–712, Korea

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 68588, 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;
  • hypericin-like photoreceptors;
  • ciliate photoreceptors;
  • photochemistry;
  • photosensory signal transduction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ciliate Photoreceptors

    • Action Spectra

    • The Chromophores

    • Proteins and Localization

  • Photochemistry

    • Photosensitization?

    • Primary Photoprocesses

  • Photosensory Signal Transduction

    • Signal Generation

    • Signal Amplification

    • Signal Transduction

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References