(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, working with Spanish, French, and German colleagues, have determined and analyzed the high-resolution structure of a protein from the recently discovered heliorhodopsin family. Microbial rhodopsins play a key role in optogenetics — a technique that uses light to control nerve and muscle cells in living tissue.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/miop-rss040220.php