- Is the photoactive yellow protein a UV-B/blue light photoreceptor?
- Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
- Volume | Issue number
- 10 | 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)
- UV light below 300 nm is shown to generate the first photocycle intermediate in the blue light photoreceptor Photoactive Yellow
Protein. Fluorescence and ultrafast transient absorption measurements indicate two excitation pathways: UV-B absorption by
the chromophore and Fluorescence Resonant Energy Transfer (FRET) from tryptophan and tyrosine residues.
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