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Viability of superoxide-containing radical pairs as magnetoreceptors

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The ability of night-migratory songbirds to sense the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field is increasingly attributed to a photochemical mechanism in which the magnetic field acts on transient radical pairs in cryptochrome flavoproteins located in the birds’ eyes. The magnetically sensitive species is commonly assumed to be [FAD•− TrpH•+], formed by sequential light-induced intraprotein electron transfers from a chain of tryptophan residues to the flavin adenine dinucleotide chromophore. H...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8863-570X
Publisher:
AIP Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Chemical Physics More from this journal
Volume:
151
Issue:
22
Article number:
225101
Publication date:
2019-12-09
Acceptance date:
2019-11-06
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EISSN:
1089-7690
ISSN:
0021-9606
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pubs:1070651
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2019-11-09

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