Optogenetic Control of Apoptosis in Targeted Tissues of Xenopus laevis Embryos.Levin, Michael.
McLaughlin, Kelly A.
KillerRed (KR) is a recently discovered fluorescent protein that, when activated with green light, releases reactive oxygen species (ROS) into the cytoplasm, triggering apoptosis in a KR-expressing cell. This property allows for the use of KR as a means of killing cells in an organism with great temporal and spatial specificity, while minimizing the nonspecific effects that can result from mechani... read more
- Regeneration (Biology)
- Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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- Jewhurst et al. Optogenetic Control of Apoptosis in Targeted Tissues of Xenopus laevis Embryos. Journal of Cell Death 2014:7 25-31 doi:10.4137/JCD.S18368.