Neuromethods

Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function

Editors: Chambers, James J., Kramer, Richard H. (Eds.)

  • Captures current methods in precise and non-invasive exploration of neural function via light
  • Features extensive sections on natural photosensitive proteins, caged neurotransmitters and small molecule photoswitches
  • Includes expert implementation advice crucial for getting optimal results in the lab
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The development of new photochemical tools, some synthesized by chemists and some provided by nature, is rapidly changing the way neurobiological research is performed in the modern laboratory.  In Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function, expert researchers in the field examine the most cutting-edge tools currently available.  Divided into three sections, this detailed compendium features techniques involving natural photosensitive proteins, caged neurotransmitters, and small molecule photoswitches that bestow light sensitivity on ion channels and receptors.  Written for the Neuromethods series, this volume features the type of meticulous description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the lab.

 

Authoritative and practical, Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function provides an unbiased comparison of the various photochemical tools currently available for controlling neuronal activity in order to aid scientists in the vital goal of choosing the right tools for the right job.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Part I: Caged Neurotransmitters

    Chambers, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • Targeting and Excitation of Photoactivatable Molecules: Design Considerations for Neurophysiology Experiments

    Civillico, Eugene F. (et al.)

    Pages 7-37

  • Are Caged Compounds Still Useful?

    Ellis-Davies, Graham C. R.

    Pages 39-56

  • Chromophores for the Delivery of Bioactive Molecules with Two-Photon Excitation

    Dore, Timothy M. (et al.)

    Pages 57-92

  • Introduction to Part II: Natural Photosensitive Proteins

    Chambers, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 95-97

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-61779-030-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photosensitive Molecules for Controlling Biological Function
Editors
  • James J. Chambers
  • Richard H. Kramer
Series Title
Neuromethods
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-031-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-031-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-030-0
Series ISSN
0893-2336
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 297
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