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Little strokes fill big oaks: a simple in vivo stain of brain cells.

Authors
  • Helmchen, Fritjof
  • Nevian, Thomas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuron
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 15, 2007
Volume
53
Issue
6
Pages
771–773
Identifiers
PMID: 17359911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High-resolution functional imaging of neural activity in vivo relies on appropriate labeling methods. In this issue of Neuron, Nagayama et al. introduce a simple procedure for staining subsets of neurons with organic calcium indicator dyes via local electroporation. Neuronal populations are sparsely labeled, preserving the ability to resolve calcium signals in dendrites and synaptic structures.

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