caged ATP

caged ATP

A CH7(CONO)-bound ATP, that is neither a substrate for myosin ATPase nor binds myosin headpieces. Caged ATP complexes are activated by the cleavage of a photosensitive bond.
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Ron Davis of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston calls the new technique "pretty clever." Since each insect must be injected individually with caged ATP, he says that this method wouldn't be practical for use in his own research, which includes work that uses thousands of fruit flies in experiments on the sense of smell and learning.