Chapter 22. Discovery and Characterization of Photoactivated Adenylyl Cyclase (PAC), a Novel Blue-Light Receptor Flavoprotein, from Euglena gracilis

  1. Prof. Dr. Winslow R. Briggs4 and
  2. Prof. Dr. John L. Spudich5
  1. Masakatsu Watanabe1,2 and
  2. Mineo Iseki2,3

Published Online: 26 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760510X.ch22

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

Handbook of Photosensory Receptors

How to Cite

Watanabe, M. and Iseki, M. (2005) Discovery and Characterization of Photoactivated Adenylyl Cyclase (PAC), a Novel Blue-Light Receptor Flavoprotein, from Euglena gracilis, 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.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

    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

    Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Department of Photoscience, School of Advanced Sciences, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240–0193, Japan

  2. 2

    National Institute for Basic Biology, 38 Nishigonaka, Myodaijicho, Okazaki, Aichi, 444–8585, Japan

  3. 3

    Japan Science and Technology Agency, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332–0012, Japan

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;
  • photoactivated adenylyl cyclase (PAC);
  • discovery;
  • characterization;
  • blue-light receptor flavoprotein from Euglena gracilis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Action Spectroscopy

  • PAC Discovery and its Identification as the Blue-light Receptor for Photoavoidance

  • PAC Involvement in Phototaxis

  • PAC Origin

  • Future Prospects

  • Acknowledgements

  • References