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54th Annual ESPE

Barcelona, Spain
01 Oct 2015 - 03 Oct 2015

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New Perspectives

New Perspective Session 1

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Optogenetic Control of Neuroendocrine Hormone Secretion

Herbison Allan

Optogenetics represents a powerful new approach to modulate the activity of excitable cells in the body. Based upon the ability of specific wavelengths of light to activate newly discovered and engineered opsin-based receptors, optogenetics can be used to control the activity of cells with very high temporal resolution. Opsin-based receptors, most often channelrhodopsin (ChR), need to be expressed selectively in the cell type under investigation. This is achieved by generating...