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Human and Drosophila Cryptochromes Are Light Activated by Flavin Photoreduction in Living Cells

  • Nathalie Hoang,

    Affiliation: Université Paris VI, UMR-CNRS 7632, Paris, France

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  • Erik Schleicher,

    Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Berlin, Germany

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  • Sylwia Kacprzak,

    Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jean-Pierre Bouly,

    Affiliation: Université Paris VI, UMR-CNRS 7632, Paris, France

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  • Marie Picot,

    Affiliation: Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard, CNRS UPR 2216 (NGI), Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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  • William Wu,

    Affiliation: Université Paris VI, UMR-CNRS 7632, Paris, France

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  • Albrecht Berndt,

    Affiliation: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

    ¤ Current address: MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Eva Wolf,

    Affiliation: Department of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

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  • Robert Bittl,

    Affiliation: Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Berlin, Germany

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  • Margaret Ahmad mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ahmad@ccr.jussieu.fr

    Affiliations: Université Paris VI, UMR-CNRS 7632, Paris, France, Penn State University, Media, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: July 01, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060160

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