Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition
Infographic: Light Triggers Photocage Opening, Apoptosis Inhibition

Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.

Researchers develop a caspase inhibitor that only works after being irradiated with UV light, giving them control over apoptosis in human cells.

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Light-Activated Molecules Stop Apoptosis at the Flip of a Switch
Light-Activated Molecules Stop Apoptosis at the Flip of a Switch
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2021
A new inhibitor gives researchers the ability to control programmed cell death in cultured human T cells.
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Phosphorylation at the Flick of a Switch
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2017
Incorporating light-controlled dimerization domains into kinases provides tight regulation of these enzymes.
Infographic: Enzymes Controlled by Light
Infographic: Enzymes Controlled by Light
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2017
Custom-designed kinases have built-in switches that act as gatekeepers for the enzymes' active sites.
Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair
Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair
Jef Akst | Apr 13, 2017
Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.