#FunFriday Quiz: Optogenetics
FunFriday October 23, 2020
Optogenetics targets individual proteins by:
Using sound waves to stimulate sound-reactive proteins
Using specific temperatures to stimulate temperature-sensitive proteins
Using lasers to stimulate light-reactive proteins
Using physical stress to stimulate stretch-sensitive proteins
What is the purpose of targeting specific channel proteins with optogenetics?
Kill certain populations of cells
Control ionic concentration across cell membrane
Cause cell migration
Control electrical currents within neurons
Optogenetic methods have been used in rodent research studies to...
Implant false memories
Suppress eating behavior
Evoke previous memories
All of the above
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