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Perfecting ChR2

Nature Methods volume 8, page 447 (2011) | Download Citation

Two new reports describe variants of channelrhodopsin 2 with improved properties.

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    et al. High-efficiency channelrhodopsins for fast neuronal stimulation at low light levels. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 7595–7600 (2011).

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    et al. Ultra light-sensitive and fast neuronal activation with the Ca2+-permeable channelrhodopsin CatCh. Nat. Neurosci. 14, 513–518 (2011).

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