Light receptor kinases in plants!

Curr Biol. 1999 Feb 25;9(4):R123-6. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(99)80078-5.


Plants must adapt to a capricious light environment, but the mechanism by which light signals are transmitted to cause changes in development has long eluded us. The search might be over, however, as two photoreceptors, phytochrome and NPH1, have been shown to autophosphorylate in a light-dependent fashion.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis Proteins*
  • Light
  • Light Signal Transduction
  • Models, Biological
  • Phosphoproteins / metabolism
  • Phosphorylation
  • Phytochrome / metabolism
  • Plants / enzymology*
  • Plants / radiation effects
  • Protein Kinases / metabolism*
  • Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • Phosphoproteins
  • Phytochrome
  • Protein Kinases
  • NPH1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases