Optogenetics research using the mouse as a model system

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Smooth progress in the field of optogenetic research can be, as the suffix ‘-genetics’ indicates, expected using biological models that provide conditions suitable for genetic control or gene manipulation. The artificial expression of opsin molecules is expected to be carried out smoothly in mice compared with rats or non-human primates because of established inheritable genetic modification technologies in this species. However, when compared with the nematode or the fly, there are still many difficulties in the expression of opsin in mice if flexible gene manipulation is attempted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptogenetics
Subtitle of host publicationLight-Sensing Proteins and their Applications
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9784431555162
ISBN (Print)9784431555155
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • BAC transgenic
  • Cre-loxP system
  • KENGE-tet
  • Mouse genetics
  • Tet-system
  • β-actin gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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