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Cryptochromes

"Cryptochromes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cryptochromes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cryptochromes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 33 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2015
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