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Brych A., Haas F.B., Parzefall K., Panzer S., Schermuly J., Altmüller J., Engelsdorf T., Terpitz U., Rensing S.A., Kiontke S., Batschauer A. (2021). Coregulation of gene expression by White collar 1 and phytochrome in Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genet. Biol. 152, 103570 (


Emmerich H.-J., Saft M., Schneider L., Kock D., Batschauer A., Essen L.-O. (2020) A topologically distinct class of photolyase specific for UV lesions within single-stranded DNA. Nucleic Acids Res.,

Kiontke S., Göbel T., Brych A., Batschauer, A. (2020) DASH-type cryptochromes – solved and open questions. Biol. Chem., 401, 1487-1493.

Navarro E., Niemann N., Kock D., Dadaeva T., Gutiérrez G., Engelsdorf T., Kiontke S., Corrochano L.M., Batschauer A., Garre V. (2020) The DASH-type cryptochrome from the fungus Mucor circinelloides is a canonical CPD-photolyase. Current Biol.30, 4483-4490.

Araguirang G.E., Niemann N., Kiontke S., Eckel M., Dionisio-Sese M.L., and Batschauer A. (2020) The Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2 404F mutant is hypersensitive and shows flavin reduction even in absence of light. Planta, 251:33  doi: 10.1007/s00425-019-03323-y.


Panzer S., Brych A., Batschauer A., Terpitz U. (2019) Opsin 1 and opsin 2 of the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis are green light-driven proton pumps. Front. Microbiol., doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00735


Eckel M., Steinchen W.A., Batschauer A. (2018) ATP boosts lit state formation and activity of Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2. Plant J., 96, 389-403.

Dally N., Eckel M., Batschauer A., Höft N. and Jung C. (2018) Two CONSTANS-like genes jointly control flowering in beet. Sci. Rep. 2018 Oct 31;8(1):16120. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34328-4.


Göbel T., Reisbacher S., Batschauer A., Pokorny R. (2017) Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide and N5,N10-Methenyltetrahydrofolate are the in planta cofactors of Arabidopsis thaliana cryptochrome 3. Photochem. Photobiol., 93, 355-362. (doi:10.111/php.12622)

Orth C., Niemann N., Hennig L., Essen L.-O., Batschauer A. (2017) Hyperactivity of the Arabidopsis cryptochrome 1 (cry1) L407F mutant is caused by a structural alteration close to the cry1 ATP-binding site. J. Biol. Chem. 292, 12906-12920.


Fankhauser C., Batschauer A. (2016) Shadow on the plant: A strategy to exit. Cell, 164, 15-17 (10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.043).


Castrillo M., Bernhardt A., Avalos J., Batschauer A., Pokorny R. (2015) Biochemical characterization of the DASH-type cryptochrome CryD from Fusarium fujikuroi. Photochem. Photobiol. 91, 1356-1367, doi: 10.1111/php.12501:

Tagua V.G., Pausch M., Eckel M., Gutiérrez G., Miralles-Durána, A., Sanz C., Eslava A.P., Pokorny R.,  Corrochano L.M., Batschauer A. (2015) Fungal cryptochrome with DNA repair activity reveals an early stage in cryptochrome evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 15130-15135.

Brych A., Mascarenhas J., Jaeger E., Charkiewicz E., Pokorny R., Bölker M., Doehlemann G., Batschauer A. (2015) White collar-1-induced photolyase expression contributes to UV-tolerance of Ustilago maydis. MicrobiologyOpen, doi: 10.1002/mbo3.322.


Kiontke S., Gnau P., Haselsberger R., Batschauer A., and Essen L.-O. (2014) Structural and evolutionary aspects of antenna chromophore usage by class II photolyases. J. Biol. Chem. 289, 19659-19669.

Engelhard C., Wang X., Robles D., Moldt J., Essen L.-O., Batschauer A., Bittl R., and Ahmad M. (2014). Cellular metabolites enhance light sensitivity of Arabidopsis cryptochrome through alternate electron transfer pathways. Plant Cell 26, 4519-4531.


Herbel V., Orth C., Wenzel R., Ahmad M., Bittl R., Batschauer A. (2013) Lifetimes of Arabidopsis cryptochrome signaling states in vivo. Plant J. 74, 583-592.


Weidler G., zur Oven-Krockhaus S., Heunemann, M., Orth C., Schleifenbaum F., Harter K., Hoecker U., Batschauer A. (2012) Degradation of Arabidopsis cry2 is mediated by SPA proteins and phytochrome A. Plant Cell 24, 2610-2623.


Kiontke S., Geisselbrecht Y., Pokorny R., Carell T., Batschauer A., Essen L.-O. (2011) Crystal structures of an archeal class II DNA photolyase and its complex with UV-damaged duplex DNA. EMBO J. 30, 4437-4449.

Oberpichler I., Pierik A.J., Wesslowski J., Pokorny R., Rosen R., Vugman M., Zhang F., Neubauer O., Ron E.Z., Batschauer A., Lamparter T. (2011) A photolyase-like protein from Agrobacterium tumefaciens with an iron-sulfur cluster. PLoS ONE, 6(10): e26775. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026775.


Schleicher E., Wenzel R., Ahmad M., Batschauer A., Essen L.-O., Hitomi K., Getzoff E.D., Bittl R., Weber S. (2010) The electronic state of flavoproteins: Investigations with proton electron-nuclear double resonance. Appl. Magn. Reson. 37, 339-352.

Okafuji A., Biskup T., Hitomi K., Getzoff E.D., Kaiser G., Batschauer A., Bacher A., Hidema J., Teranishi M., Yamamoto K., Schleicher E., Weber S. (2010) Light-induced activation of class II cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer photolyases. DNA Repair 9, 495-505.

Exner V., Alexandre C., Rosenfeldt G., Alfarano P., Nater M., Caflisch A., Gruissem W., Batschauer A., Hennig L. (2010) A gain-of-function mutation of Arabidopsis CRYPTOCHROME 1 promotes flowering. Plant Physiol.  154, 1633-1645.

Immeln D., Pokorny R., Herman E., Moldt J., Batschauer A., Kottke T. (2010) Photoreaction of plant and DASH cryptochrome probed by infrared spectroscopy: The neutral radical state of flavoproteins. J. Phys. Chem. B. 114, 17155-17161. 


Tyagi A., Penzkofer A., Batschauer A., Wolf E. (2009) Thermal degradation of (6R,S)-5,10-methenyltetrahydrofolate in aequeos solution at pH 8. Chem. Phys. 358, 132-136.

Tyagi A., Penzkofer A., Batschauer A., Wolf E. (2009) Fluorescence Behaviour of 5,10-Methenyltetrahydrofolate, 10-Formyltetrahydrofolate, 10-Formyldihydrofolate, and 10-Formylfolate in Aqueous Solution at pH 8 Chem. Phys. 361, 75-82.

Moldt J., Pokorny R., Orth C., Linne U., Geisselbrecht Y., Marahiel M.A., Essen L.-O., Batschauer A. (2009) Photoreduction of the folate cofactor in members of the photolyase family. J. Biol. Chem. 284, 21670-21683.

Kaiser G., Kleiner O., Beisswenger C., Batschauer A. (2009). Increased DNA-repair in Arabidopsis plants overexpressing CPD photolyase. Planta 230, 505-515.

Zirak P., Penzkofer A., Moldt J., Pokorny R., Batschauer A., Essen, L.-O. (2009). Photocycle dynamics of the E149A mutant of cryptochrome 3 from Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biol. 97, 94-108.

Hendrischk A.-K., Frühwirt S.W., Moldt J., Pokorny R., Metz S., Kaiser G., Jäger A., Batschauer A., Klug G. (2009) A cryptochrome-like protein is involved in the regulation of photosynthesis genes in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Mol. Microbiol. 74, 990-1003.