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Light-gated potassium channels from nature

Researchers have discovered two naturally occurring channelrhodopsins for potassium ion transport that can be used in optogenetic applications.

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  • Govorunova, E. G. et al. Kalium channelrhodopsins are natural light-gated potassium channels that mediate optogenetic inhibition. Nat. Neurosci. 25, 967–974 (2022).

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Strack, R. Light-gated potassium channels from nature. Nat Methods 19, 923 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-022-01582-4

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