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Introduction to DREADDs – Control Over G Protein Coupled Receptor GPCR signaling

02:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Bitesize Bio

Gee, Protein, What Do You Do? Manipulation of a system under investigation is the backbone of experimentation. A new tool called Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) allows us to hijack cell signaling and study cell function within living organisms. Like its cousin technique, optogenetics, DREADD technology uses a viral vector to introduce…

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