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embedded pep / Zdk

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Light embedded pep but with Zdk used to enhance dynamic range to reduce dark state activity.

LOV is photoactivated very rapidly (< 0.5 milliseconds). The half time for return to the dark state can be adjusted using point mutations (in our hands from 1.7 to 496 seconds, Curr. Protoc. Cell Biol., 73: 21.10.1-14, 2016). Rapid return times are useful for precise kinetic control. Slower return times enable continuous activation with only a brief pulse of light every few minutes.



Yumerefendi, H., Wang, H., Dickinson, D.J., Lerner, A., Malkus, P., Goldstein, B., Hahn, K., and Kuhlman, B. Light-dependent cytoplasmic recruitment enhances the dynamic range of a nuclear import photoswitch. Chembiochem., 9(12):1319-1325, 2018. PMC6013380. Online article | Free PMC article

Yumerefendi, H., Lerner, A.M., Zimmerman, S.P., Hahn, K.M., Bear, J.E., Strahl, B.D. and Kuhlman, B. Light-induced nuclear export reveals rapid dynamics of epigenetic modifications. Nature Chem. Biol., 12(6): 399-401, 2016. PMC488806. Online article | Free PMC article

Yumerefendi, H., Dickinson, D.J., Wang, H., Zimmerman, S., Bear, J.E., Goldstein, B., *Hahn, K. and *Kuhlman, B. Control of protein activity and cell fate specification via light-mediated nuclear translocation. PLoS One, 10(6): e0128443, 2015. PMC4471001. Online article | Free PMC article


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