Figure 1. | Physical limits to magnetogenetics

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Physical limits to magnetogenetics

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California Institute of Technology, United States
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Download figureOpen in new tabFigure 1. A TRPV4 channel (pink) inserted in the membrane with a ferritin complex (green) attached on the cytoplasmic side, approximately to scale.

The magnetic field B induces a moment m in the ferritin core, leading to a force F or a torque N on the ferritin particle, and resulting forces tugging on the channel. See text for details.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.17210.003