Optogenetics

Abstract

Light-sensing proteins used in optogenetics are rhodopsins. The word ‘rhodopsin’ originates from the Greek words ‘rhodo’ and ‘opsis’, indicating rose and sight, respectively. Although the classical meaning of rhodopsin is the redcolored pigment in our eyes, the modern meaning of rhodopsin encompasses photoactive proteins containing a retinal chromophore in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-55516-2

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