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Optical control of cytoplasmic flows

Cytoplasmic flows are essential for various cellular processes. However, tools to manipulate these flows within cells are still lacking. Now research shows that an optical tool allows for control of cytoplasmic flows and can be used as a subcellular rheometer.

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Fig. 1: FLUCS reorients cytoplasmic flows.

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Kruse, K., Chiaruttini, N. & Roux, A. Optical control of cytoplasmic flows. Nat Cell Biol 20, 227–228 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41556-018-0050-2

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