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Blue-Light-Induced Unfolding of the Jalpha Helix Allows for the Dimerization of Aureochrome-LOV from the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Blue-Light-Induced Unfolding of the Jalpha Helix Allows for the Dimerization of Aureochrome-LOV from the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

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HERMAN, Elena, Matthias SACHSE, Peter G. KROTH, Tilman KOTTKE, 2013. Blue-Light-Induced Unfolding of the Jalpha Helix Allows for the Dimerization of Aureochrome-LOV from the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. In: Biochemistry. 52(18), pp. 3094-3101. ISSN 0006-2960. eISSN 1520-4995

@article{Herman2013-05-07Blue--26339, title={Blue-Light-Induced Unfolding of the Jalpha Helix Allows for the Dimerization of Aureochrome-LOV from the Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum}, year={2013}, doi={10.1021/bi400197u}, number={18}, volume={52}, issn={0006-2960}, journal={Biochemistry}, pages={3094--3101}, author={Herman, Elena and Sachse, Matthias and Kroth, Peter G. and Kottke, Tilman} }

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