MadSci Network: Biochemistry

Subject: What is the diference between cryptochrome and cromophore?

Date: Thu May 27 13:43:04 2010
Posted by Gonzalo
Grade level: undergrad School: Universidad de Chile
City: Santiago State/Province: RM Country: Chile
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 1274992984.Bc

i'm trying to understand more about magnetosensitivity in birds and i heard that a 
cryptochrome was involved. I know light-sensitive proteins from photosynthesis and 
phototrophism, but i wanna know more about their differences in terms of structure 
and perhaps about their function or catalitic activity (if any at all).

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