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Chemical Cryptochromes

Name Cryptochromes
Equivalent Terms Cryptochrome | Cryptochrome Proteins
Definition Flavoproteins that function as circadian rhythm signaling proteins in ANIMALS and as blue-light photoreceptors in PLANTS. They are structurally-related to DNA PHOTOLYASES and it is believed that both classes of proteins may have originated from an earlier protein that played a role in protecting primitive organisms from the cyclical exposure to UV LIGHT.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D056931
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ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Circadian Rhythm Signaling Peptides and Proteins Cryptochromes

Top ↑ Descendants

Cryptochromes
  cry1a protein, zebrafish
  CRY1 protein, Arabidopsis
  CRY1 protein, human
  Cry1 protein, mouse
  Cry1 protein, rat
  CRY2 protein, Arabidopsis
  CRY2 protein, Drosophila
  CRY2 protein, human
  Cry2 protein, mouse
  Cry2 protein, rat
  Cry3 protein, Arabidopsis
  cryptochrome DASH, xenopus
  cryptochrome DASH, zebrafish
  cryptochrome protein, Drosophila