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The loss and recovery of vertebrate vision examined in microplates
Thorn, R.J., Clift, D.E., Ojo, O., Colwill, R.M., Creton, R.
|Source:||PLoS One 12: e0183414 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Creton, Robbert|
|Keywords:||Larvae, Zebrafish, Morpholino, Swimming, Vision, Photoreceptors, Embryos, Vertebrates|
|PubMed:||28817700 Full text @ PLoS One|
Thorn, R.J., Clift, D.E., Ojo, O., Colwill, R.M., Creton, R. (2017) The loss and recovery of vertebrate vision examined in microplates. PLoS One. 12:e0183414.
ABSTRACTRegenerative medicine offers potentially ground-breaking treatments of blindness and low vision. However, as new methodologies are developed, a critical question will need to be addressed: how do we monitor in vivo for functional success? In the present study, we developed novel behavioral assays to examine vision in a vertebrate model system. In the assays, zebrafish larvae are imaged in multiwell or multilane plates while various red, green, blue, yellow or cyan objects are presented to the larvae on a computer screen. The assays were used to examine a loss of vision at 4 or 5 days post-fertilization and a gradual recovery of vision in subsequent days. The developed assays are the first to measure the loss and recovery of vertebrate vision in microplates and provide an efficient platform to evaluate novel treatments of visual impairment.