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  • New approach uses light to stabilize proteins for study

    Graduate student Payel Mondal, left, biochemistry professor Kai Zhang and their colleagues developed a new optogenetic technique that will help scientists study protein function.

    Graduate student Payel Mondal, left, biochemistry professor Kai Zhang and their colleagues developed a new optogenetic technique that will help scientists study protein function.  

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Kai Zhang, call 217-300-0582; email kaizkaiz@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Repurposing protein degradation for optogenetic modulation of protein activities” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/680207