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Caged cGMP - a Trojan horse
In collaboration with the Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin, we develop optical switches that are employed for the photonic control of receptors and ion channels. In fact, these compounds are "Trojan horses" that are smuggled into the cell. Once inside, the signal molecules are released upon exposure to light. With the help of these Trojan horses, the signal transduction can be followed with high spatial and temporal resolution.

Molecular Sensory Systems:
U. Benjamin Kaupp

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