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Synthetic Protein Switches

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    Chapter 1 Synthetic Protein Switches: Theoretical and Experimental Considerations
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    Chapter 2 Construction of Allosteric Protein Switches by Alternate Frame Folding and Intermolecular Fragment Exchange
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    Chapter 3 Construction of Protein Switches by Domain Insertion and Directed Evolution
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    Chapter 4 Catalytic Amyloid Fibrils That Bind Copper to Activate Oxygen
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    Chapter 5 Ancestral Protein Reconstruction and Circular Permutation for Improving the Stability and Dynamic Range of FRET Sensors
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    Chapter 6 Method for Developing Optical Sensors Using a Synthetic Dye-Fluorescent Protein FRET Pair and Computational Modeling and Assessment
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    Chapter 7 Rational Design and Applications of Semisynthetic Modular Biosensors: SNIFITs and LUCIDs
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    Chapter 8 Ultrasensitive Firefly Luminescent Intermediate-Based Protein-Protein Interaction Assay (FlimPIA) Based on the Functional Complementation of Mutant Firefly Luciferases
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    Chapter 9 Quantitative and Dynamic Imaging of ATM Kinase Activity
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    Chapter 10 Creation of Antigen-Dependent β-Lactamase Fusion Protein Tethered by Circularly Permuted Antibody Variable Domains
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    Chapter 11 Protein and Protease Sensing by Allosteric Derepression
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    Chapter 12 DNA-Specific Biosensors Based on Intramolecular β-Lactamase-Inhibitor Complex Formation
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    Chapter 13 Engineering and Characterizing Synthetic Protease Sensors and Switches
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    Chapter 14 Characterizing Dynamic Protein–Protein Interactions Using the Genetically Encoded Split Biosensor Assay Technique Split TEV
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    Chapter 15 Development of a Synthetic Switch to Control Protein Stability in Eukaryotic Cells with Light
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    Chapter 16 Light-Regulated Protein Kinases Based on the CRY2-CIB1 System
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    Chapter 17 Yeast-Based Screening System for the Selection of Functional Light-Driven K+ Channels
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    Chapter 18 Primer-Aided Truncation for the Creation of Hybrid Proteins
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    Chapter 19 Engineering Small Molecule Responsive Split Protein Kinases
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    Chapter 20 Directed Evolution Methods to Rewire Signaling Networks
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Chapter title
Yeast-Based Screening System for the Selection of Functional Light-Driven K+ Channels
Chapter number 17
Book title
Synthetic Protein Switches
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, March 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6940-1_17
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978-1-4939-6938-8, 978-1-4939-6940-1

Cristian Cosentino, Laura Alberio, Gerhard Thiel, Anna Moroni


Viktor Stein


Ion channels control the electrical properties of cells by opening and closing (gating) in response to a wide palette of environmental and physiological stimuli. Endowing ion channels with the possibility to be gated by remotely applied stimuli, such as light, provides a tool for in vivo control of cellular functions in behaving animals. We have engineered a synthetic light-gated potassium (K(+)) channel by connecting an exogenous plant photoreceptor LOV2 domain to the K(+) channel pore Kcv. Here, we describe the experimental strategy that we have used to evolve the properties of the channel toward full control of light on pore gating. Our method combines rational and random mutagenesis of the channel followed by a yeast-based screening system for light-activated K(+) conductance.

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Unknown 11 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 45%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 18%
Student > Bachelor 1 9%
Student > Master 1 9%
Professor 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 36%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 9%
Neuroscience 1 9%
Unknown 1 9%

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