Wavelength-orthogonal photolysis of neurotransmitters in vitro

Megan N. Stanton-Humphreys, Ruth D. T. Taylor, Craig McDougall, Mike L. Hart, C. Tom A. Brown, Nigel J. Emptage, Stuart J. Conway

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Irradiation of a mixture of 4-methoxyphenacyl-caged (S)-glutamate and 4,5-dimethoxy-2-nitrobenzyl-caged gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) on neurons, at similar to 260 nm, evokes selective photorelease of (S)-glutamate (Glu) whereas photolysis at 405 nm causes selective photorelease of GABA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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