A radical sense of direction: signalling and mechanism in cryptochrome magnetoreception

Charlotte A. Dodson, P.J. Hore, Mark I. Wallace

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Abstract

Highlights
•Magnetoreception in many organisms is thought to involve cryptochrome proteins.

•A mechanism for this sensitivity is provided by the radical pair hypothesis.

•Multiple cryptochrome structures enable us to rationalise differences in chemistry.

•Recent results indicate that Drosophila may provide a good model for genetic studies.

•Integrating magnetosensitivity into cellular pathways is a key future challenge.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)435-446
Number of pages12
JournalTRENDS IN BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2013

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