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Modulating photoreactivity in a cell

United States Patent Application

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Photoreactivity in a cell is modulated by incorporating an isolated optical trigger on the surface or in the membrane of the cell. Exposure of a cell bearing incorporated optical triggers causes the generation of a measurable physiological signal.
Greenbaum, Elias (Oak Ridge, TN), Humayun, Mark S. (Glendale, CA), Kuritz, Q. Tanya (Kingston, TN)
10/ 178,598
June 24, 2002
[0002] This invention was made with United States government support under grant number DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.