Handbook of Photosensory Receptors
List of Authors.
1. Microbial Rhodopsins: Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity (J. Spudich & K. Jung).
2. Sensory Rhodopsin Signaling in Green Flagellate Algae (O. Sineshchekov & J. Spudich).
3. Visual Pigments as Photoreceptor (M. Kumauchi & T. Ebrey).
4. Structural and Functional Aspects of the Mammalian Rod-Cell Photoreceptor Rhodopsin (N. Abdulaev & K. Ridge).
5. A Novel Light-Sensing Pathway in the eye: Conserved Features of Inner Retinal Photoreception in Rodents, Man, and Teleost Fish (M. Hankins & R. Foster).
6. The Phytochromes (S. Tu & J. Lagarias).
7. Phytochrome Signaling (E. Huq & P. Quail).
8. Phytochromes in Microorganisms (R. Vierstra & B. Karniol).
9. Light-activated Intracellular Movement of Phytochrome (E. Schäfer & F. Nagy).
10. Plant Cryptochromes: Their Genes, Biochemistry, and Physiological Roles (A. Batschauer).
11. Plant Cryptochromes and Signaling (A. Cashmore).
12. Animal Cryptochromes (R. van Gelder & A. Sancar).
13. Blue-Light Sensing and Signaling by the Phototropins (J. Christie & W. Briggs).
14. LOV-domain Photochemistry (T. Swartz & R. Bogomolni).
15. LOV-domain Structure, Dynamics, and Diversity (S. Crosson).
16. The ZEITLUPE Family of Putative Photoreceptors (T. Schultz).
17. Photoreceptor Gene Families in Lower Plants (N. Suetsugu & M. Wada).
18. Neurospora Photoreceptors (J. Dunlap & J. Loros).
19. Photoactive Yellow Protein, THE Xanthopsin (M. van der Horst, et al.).
20. Hypericin-Like Photoreceptors (P. Song).
21. The Antirepressor AppA Uses the Novel Flavin-Binding BLUF domain as a Blue-Light-Absorbing Photoreceptor to Control Photosystem Synthesis (S. Masuda & C. Bauer).
Discovery, Characterization, and Prospect of Photoactivated Adenylyl Cyclase (PAC), a Novel Blue-Light Receptor Flavoprotein from Euglena gracilis (M. Watanabe & M. Iseki).
John Spudich received his PhD in biophysics from UC Berkeley working on chemotaxis, and conducted postdoctoral research on light-entrainment of circadian rhythms at Harvard and on photochemistry of retinal proteins at UCSF. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Since 1991 he is professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he presently holds the Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and is director of the Center for Membrane Biology. Professor Spudich recently received the Research Award of the American Society for Photobiology, as well as an NIH MERIT award. Together with Winslow Briggs, he has founded a new series of Gordon Conferences on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction.