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  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Structural biology
  • Optogenetics

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2015 2018

Coordination of the biliverdin D-ring in bacteriophytochromes

Lenngren, N., Edlund, P., Takala, H., Stucki-Buchli, B., Rumfeldt, J., Peshev, I., Häkkänen, H., Westenhoff, S. & Ihalainen, J. A., 21 Jul 2018, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 20, 27, p. 18216-18225 10 p.

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On the (un)coupling of the chromophore, tongue interactions, and overall conformation in a bacterial phytochrome

Takala, H., Lehtivuori, H. K., Berntsson, O., Hughes, A., Nanekar, R., Niebling, S., Panman, M., Henry, L., Menzel, A., Westenhoff, S. & Ihalainen, J. A., 25 May 2018, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 21, p. 8161-8172 12 p.

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Structural basis for light control of cell development revealed by crystal structures of a myxobacterial phytochrome

Woitowich, N. C., Halavaty, A. S., Waltz, P., Kupitz, C., Valera, J., Tracy, G., Gallagher, K. D., Claesson, E., Nakane, T., Pandey, S., Nelson, G., Tanaka, R., Nango, E., Mizohata, E., Owada, S., Tono, K., Joti, Y., Nugent, A. C., Patel, H., Mapara, A. & 21 othersHopkins, J., Duong, P., Bizhga, D., Kovaleva, S. E., St Peter, R., Hernandez, C. N., Ozarowski, W. B., Roy-Chowdhuri, S., Yang, J-H., Edlund, P., Takala, H., Ihalainen, J., Brayshaw, J., Norwood, T., Poudyal, I., Fromme, P., Spence, J. C. H., Moffat, K., Westenhoff, S., Schmidt, M. & Stojkovic, E. A., Sep 2018, In : IUCrJ. . 5, 5, p. 619-634 16 p.

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Sequential conformational transitions and alpha-helical supercoiling regulate a sensor histidine kinase

Berntsson, O., Diensthuber, R. P., Panman, M. R., Björling, A., Gustavsson, E., Hoernke, M., Hughes, A. J., Henry, L., Niebling, S., Takala, H., Ihalainen, J. A., Newby, G., Kerruth, S., Heberle, J., Liebi, M., Menzel, A., Henning, R., Kosheleva, I., Möglich, A. & Westenhoff, S., 22 Feb 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 8 p., 284.

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Light-induced structural changes in a monomeric bacteriophytochrome

Takala, H., Niebling, S., Berntsson, O., Bjorling, A., Lehtivuori, H., Hakkanen, H., Panman, M., Gustavsson, E., Hoernke, M., Newby, G., Zontone, F., Wulff, M., Menzel, A., Ihalainen, J. A. & Westenhoff, S., Sep 2016, In : Structural dynamics. 3, 5, 12 p., 054701.

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Projects 2018 2020

Bacterial phytochromes as optogenetic tools

Takala, H. & Multamäki, E.

01/01/201831/12/2020

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Activities 2016 2018

  • 5 Academic visit to other institution
  • 3 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts

Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction

Heikki Takala (Attendee)
4 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Heikki Takala (Visiting researcher)
4 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction

Heikki Takala (Attendee)
3 Mar 20184 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg

Heikki Takala (Visiting researcher)
15 Nov 201718 Nov 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Heikki Takala (Reviewer)
5 Jul 201711 Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts