Light-gated control of the cytoskeleton — ScienceDaily

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have developed photoresponsive derivatives of the anticancer drug Taxol®, which allow light-based control of cytoskeleton dynamics in neurons. The agents can optically pattern cell division and may elucidate how Taxol acts. The cells of higher organisms rely on three dynamically reconfigurable systems of protein filaments (collectively referred to as the […]