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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 2 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 3 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 4 Reversible Photoregulation of Gene Expression and Translation
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    Chapter 5 Controlling Protein Activity and Degradation Using Blue Light.
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    Chapter 6 Photo Control of Protein Function Using Photoactive Yellow Protein
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    Chapter 7 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 8 Optogenetic Control of Pancreatic Islets
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    Chapter 9 Optogenetics in Plants: Red/Far-Red Light Control of Gene Expression
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    Chapter 10 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 11 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 12 Optogenetic Control of Mammalian Ion Channels with Chemical Photoswitches
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    Chapter 13 Optogenetic Modulation of Locomotor Activity on Free-Behaving Rats
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    Chapter 14 Combined Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Control of Neurons
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    Chapter 15 Intracranial Injection of an Optogenetics Viral Vector Followed by Optical Cannula Implantation for Neural Stimulation in Rat Brain Cortex
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    Chapter 16 An Optimized Calcium-Phosphate Transfection Method for Characterizing Genetically Encoded Tools in Primary Neurons
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    Chapter 17 Optogenetic Approaches for Mesoscopic Brain Mapping
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    Chapter 18 Optogenetic Tools for Confined Stimulation in Deep Brain Structures
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    Chapter 19 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 20 Optogenetic Light Crafting Tools for the Control of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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    Chapter 21 Inscribing Optical Excitability to Non-Excitable Cardiac Cells: Viral Delivery of Optogenetic Tools in Primary Cardiac Fibroblasts
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    Chapter 22 Optogenetic Engineering of Atrial Cardiomyocytes
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    Chapter 23 A Multichannel Recording System with Optical Stimulation for Closed-Loop Optogenetic Experiments
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    Chapter 24 Optogenetic Control of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Signaling
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    Chapter 25 Protein Inactivation by Optogenetic Trapping in Living Cells
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    Chapter 26 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 27 Guidelines for Photoreceptor Engineering
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    Chapter 28 Erratum to: Optogenetics in Plants: Red/Far-Red Light Control of Gene Expression
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Chapter title
Guidelines for Photoreceptor Engineering
Chapter number 27
Book title
Optogenetics
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3512-3_27
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3510-9, 978-1-4939-3512-3
Authors

Thea Ziegler, Charlotte Helene Schumacher, Andreas Möglich

Editors

Arash Kianianmomeni

Abstract

Sensory photoreceptors underpin optogenetics by mediating the noninvasive and reversible perturbation of living cells by light with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution. Spurred by seminal optogenetic applications of natural photoreceptors, the engineering of photoreceptors has recently garnered wide interest and has led to the construction of a broad palette of novel light-regulated actuators. Photoreceptors are modularly built of photosensors that receive light signals, and of effectors that carry out specific cellular functions. These modules have to be precisely connected to allow efficient communication, such that light stimuli are relayed from photosensor to effector. The engineering of photoreceptors benefits from a thorough understanding of the underlying signaling mechanisms. This chapter gives a brief overview of key characteristics and signal-transduction mechanisms of sensory photoreceptors. Adaptation of these concepts in photoreceptor engineering has enabled the generation of novel optogenetic tools that greatly transcend the repertoire of natural photoreceptors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Professor 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 8 33%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 29%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 8%
Unspecified 1 4%
Chemistry 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%