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Thursday, 13 September, 2012

Shine and Rise

Light-activated reversal of anesthesia


In a new study, a light-sensitive moiety has been added to propofol, a commonly used anesthetic, allowing its narcotic effect to be controlled by light. The compound also offers a possible route to the treatment of certain eye diseases.


Press information LMU (english)
Publication "Azo-Propofols: Photochromic Potentiators of GABAA Receptors"