Trans-synaptic neuronal communication via bioluminescent optogenetics

Rachel Schumaker, Mansi Prakash, Emmanuel Crespo, Ute Hochgeschwender

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Bioluminescent optogenetics (BL-OG) can be utilized for trans-synaptic neuronal communication by expressing the light emitting luciferase in the presynaptic and the light sensing opsin in the postsynaptic neuron, with luciferin application inducing the light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics and the Brain, BRAIN 2020
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2020
EventOptics and the Brain, BRAIN 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: Apr 20 2020Apr 23 2020

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F176-BRAIN-2020


ConferenceOptics and the Brain, BRAIN 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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