Dr Alex Jones: Revised structure of the Drosophila cryptochrome

New PSI Fellow, Dr Alex Jones, along with MIB investigators Professor David Leys, Professor Nigel Scrutton and Colin Levy (SEO crystallography) and have reported an important revision of the Drosophila cryptochrome structure.

Alex Jones Revised structure of the Drosophila cryptochrome

New PSI Fellow, Dr Alex Jones, along with MIB investigators Professor David Leys, Professor Nigel Scrutton and Colin Levy (SEO crystallography) and have reported an important revision of the Drosophila cryptochrome structure. This has major implications for the presumed biological mechanism of this blue-light photoreceptor protein and putative magnetoreceptor. The original structure was published in Nature in 2011, but the Manchester team identified major problems with the original reported structure. Subsequently, and working with the authors of the original paper, Jones and colleagues have now published a revised structure which appeared in the 21 March 2013 edition of Nature.


(Updated structure of Drosophila cytochrome doi:10.1038/nature11995).

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