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Fast bioelectrical switches

Faster-than-transcription control of cellular activities is an important but challenging engineering target. Using split ferredoxins and induced dimerization or conformational changes, newly developed metalloprotein switches provide a fast method to control electron flux.

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Fig. 1: Metalloprotein switches for post-translational control of electron flow.

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TerAvest, M. Fast bioelectrical switches. Nat Chem Biol 15, 99–100 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41589-018-0212-3

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