Molecular switches researched in detail

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Seeing, smelling, tasting, regulation of blood pressure — molecular switches are involved in all of these processes. The mechanism with which these proteins are switched off has been analyzed by a research team at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Prof. Dr. Klaus Gerwert and private lecturer Dr Carsten Kötting. With the aid of infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and computer simulations, they described the process at the subatomic level.