Photostimulation mechanism of an amphiphilic azobenzene

Vurro, V. and Magni, A. and Aloisio, L. and Lanzani, G. (2023) Photostimulation mechanism of an amphiphilic azobenzene. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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The development of new tools for controlling cell behavior is a hot argument in the scientific community, with important implications in bio-physics, medicine and the advancement of innovative biotechnology. Recently, we proposed an amphiphilic azobenzene, named Ziapin2, able to insert in the plasma membrane and modulate cell capacitance via photoisomerization. This phototransducer allows the use of light for living cell control. Here, we evaluate the dependence of the cell response on the exploited light power density. We enhance our knowledge of the stimulation mechanisms by experimental data and simulation directly correlating the cell response to the Ziapin2 photoisomerization process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2024 13:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 13:52

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