uncaging

un·cag·ing

(un-kāj'ing),
Release of an active molecule from its inert protective enclosure at a chosen locus.
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Scientifica's LASU is specifically suited to enhance the combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics and uncaging for advanced studies of neuronal processes.
A second synchronized beam at 1041 nm is available for advanced imaging techniques, including uncaging, dual-wavelength simultaneous imaging, second-harmonic generation (SHG), third-harmonic generation (THG), coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) imaging.
For this second edition, he updates standard techniques and introduces three new technical advances in the field: two-photon lasers and uncaging experiments, in vivo techniques, and high throughput techniques using planar patch electrodes for pharmacological testing.
Columbia TriStar is uncaging "Animal" June 1 in the U.S., but slotting the laffer, which toplines Rob Schneider -- hardly a household name overseas -- for August-September.
Laser light shined onto these cells knocks the chromophore off the molecule and activates molecules held within these chemical "cages." The Cornell researchers say their method could help solve a targeting problem encountered with uncaging these molecules, because only the chromophore in the bright focus of the laser will be activated.
The Archer punched the forward button with his left thumb, "uncaging" the missile and giving the infrared seeker-head on the Stinger its first look at the heat radiating from the Mi-24's turboshaft engines.