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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-080501-10
Transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins in central nervous system neurons
Higashijima, S.I.
Date: 2008
Source: Development, growth & differentiation   50(6): 407-413 (Review)
Registered Authors: Higashijima, Shin-ichi
Keywords: BAC, GFP, neural circuits, transgenic, zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified*
  • Central Nervous System/metabolism*
  • Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial
  • Fluorescent Dyes/pharmacology
  • Genetic Techniques
  • Green Fluorescent Proteins/metabolism
  • Luminescent Proteins/metabolism
  • Luminescent Proteins/pharmacology
  • Models, Biological
  • Models, Genetic
  • Neurons/metabolism
  • Transgenes
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 18445066 Full text @ Dev. Growth Diff.
ABSTRACT
Zebrafish is a powerful model system for investigations of vertebrate neural development. The animal has also become an important model for studies of neuronal function. Both in developmental and functional studies, transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins in central nervous system neurons have been playing important roles. We review here the methods for producing transgenic zebrafish. Recent advances in transposon- or bacterial artificial chromosome-based transgenesis greatly facilitate the creation of useful lines. We also present our study on alx-positive neurons to reveal how transgenic zebrafish expressing fluorescent proteins in a specific class of neurons can be used to investigate their development and function.
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