DNA photolyases and cryptochromes

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This brief review gives an overview of the gene family of photolyases and cryptochromes, followed by a description of the main features of the three-dimensional structures of photolyases known to date. It then discusses recent biophysical studies of photolyase function, and modelling studies on the interaction between the enzyme and its substrate. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-149
Number of pages7
JournalMutation Research - DNA Repair
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 30 2000


  • Cryptochrome
  • Photolyase
  • Three-dimensional structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Genetics


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