Preliminary characterization of light harvesting in E. coli DNA photolyase

A.A. Henry, R. Jimenez, D. Hanway, F.E. Romesberg, Chembiochem (2004) 5:1088-1094.
pubpic2004bhenryE. coli DNA photolyase is a monomeric light-harvesting enzyme that utilizes a methenyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF) antenna cofactor to harvest light energy for the repair of thymine dimers in DNA. Here, we investigate the origins of how the enzyme tunes the photophysical properties of the antenna cofactor appropriately for biological function.