Red light controls signaling in human cells

Posted by on April 25, 2016 3:25 pm
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Optogenetics now enables the development of new methods that can be used like light switches to turn on and off specific processes in cells. Optogenetic methods are based on the isolation and modification of light-sensitive proteins in a first step and their subsequent incorporation into an individual target cell or an entire tissue. A recent paper describes successful red light experiments.

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