Nongenetic Control of Receptor Signaling Dynamics with a DNA-based Optochemical Tool [post]

Ryosuke Ueki, Shota Hayashi, Masaya Tsunoda, Momoko Akiyama, Hanrui Liu, Tasuku Ueno, Yasuteru Urano, Shinsuke Sando
2020 unpublished
Optochemical tools that can modulate activity of the target protein provide an opportunity for studying and regulating the related biological processes. Here we present a DNA-based nongenetic optochemical tool that can control dynamics of growth factor signaling. A photo-caged DNA aptamer for a growth factor receptor was designed to assemble into an active dimer form, depending on UV irradiation, thereby enabling optical control of the dimerization and subsequent activation of the receptor.
more » ... photo-caged mimicry of growth factor can be a promising tool for elucidating a linkage between dynamics of signaling and resulting biological outcomes, as well as for manipulating cellular functions and the fate of living cells.
doi:10.26434/chemrxiv.11533506 fatcat:gp4vpciy4ja5dgsyndcxvxbhcu