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Developing optogenetics for use in vascular research

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Optogenetics is a recently established experimental technique that involves the heterologous expression of light sensitive proteins (opsins) in mammalian cells to modulate cell function. One of the most commonly used opsin is the blue light gated depolarising channel, channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2). Optogenetics involving ChR2 has revolutionised the field of neuroscience by enabling the definition of novel brain circuitries. Optogenetic control of the electromechanical coupling in vascular smoo...

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Department of Pharmacology

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Department of Pharmacology
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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