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A remote control for switching

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Calcium channels are crucial regulators of a broad range of biological processes. A photoswitchable chemical probe allows the opening and closing of these channels with unprecedented temporal resolution, providing new opportunities to study calcium-dependent signaling pathways in real time.

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Fig. 1: Optical control of calcium channels.

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Vendrell, M. A remote control for switching. Nat Chem Biol 14, 749–750 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41589-018-0107-3

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