Optogenetics: Light switch generates cellular second messenger

14 septiembre 2015

Optogenetics is a quickly expanding field of research which has revolutionized neurobiological and cellbiological research around the world. It uses natural or tailored light-sensitive proteins in order to switch nerve cells on and off without electrodes with unprecedented accuracy in respect to time and location. The discovery of the light-gated ion channel channelrhodopsin in algae in 2002 was a key finding for this field.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150914093201.htm

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