- A team of Graz scientists led by Andreas Winkler from the Institute of Biochemistry at TU Graz, Austria, has set a milestone in the future development of novel red light- regulated optogenetic tools for targeted cell stimulation.
- The results of the research have been published in the open access journal, Science Advances.
- The research contributes to better understanding the modularity of naturally occurring protein domains and being able to develop new optogenetic tools.
- Diverse combinations of different sensor modules are found in nature, such as red-light sensors, blue-light sensors and pH sensors — sometimes with identical and sometimes different effectors.
- From this, the researchers conclude that there are molecular similarities in signal transduction.
Source: The Hindu