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Optogenetic Reporters.
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PMID:  23126299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The discovery of naturally evolved fluorescent proteins and their subsequent tuning by protein engineering provided the basis for a large family of genetically encoded biosensors that report a variety of physicochemical processes occurring in living tissue. These optogenetic reporters are powerful tools for live-cell microscopy and quantitative analysis at the subcellular level. In this review, we present an overview of the transduction mechanisms that have been exploited for engineering these genetically encoded reporters. Finally, we discuss current and future efforts towards the combined use of various optogenetic actuators and reporters for simultaneously controlling and imaging the physiology of cells and tissues.
Spencer C Alford; Jiahui Wu; Yongxin Zhao; Robert E Campbell; Thomas Knöpfel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the cell / under the auspices of the European Cell Biology Organization     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1768-322X     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Cell     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108529     Medline TA:  Biol Cell     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Soçiété Francaise des Microscopies and Société de Biologie Cellulaire de France.
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G2, Canada.
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