Biological applications of photochemical switches

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Harry Morrison
J. Wiley, Oct 25, 1993 - Science - 316 pages
Provides readers with a one-stop opportunity to become familiar with techniques that are still evolving in a wide array of applications. Reviews how light can be used to switch various biochemical reactions and phenomena on and off. Details the basic photochemistry that is used in these applications. Describes the methods in which the science has been utilized to modify membranes, transport ions, regulate enzymes and protect and deprotect nucleotides and neurotransmitters. Contains a wealth of illustrations.

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Contents

Chemistry of Photobiological Switches
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Photoinduced Reorganization of Bilayer Membranes
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Photochemical Binding Release and Transport of Metal Ions
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