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Genetic Ablation, Sensitization, and Isolation of Neurons Using Nitroreductase and Tetrodotoxin-Insensitive Channels
Horstick, E.J., Tabor, K.M., Jordan, D.C., Burgess, H.A.
|Source:||Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1451: 355-66 (Chapter)|
|Registered Authors:||Burgess, Harold, Horstick, Eric, Tabor, Kathryn|
|Keywords:||Ablation, Isolation, Nav1.5, NfsB, Nitroreductase, SCN5a, Sensitization, Silencing, Tetrodotoxin, Zebrafish|
|PubMed:||27464821 Full text @ Meth. Mol. Biol.|
Horstick, E.J., Tabor, K.M., Jordan, D.C., Burgess, H.A. (2016) Genetic Ablation, Sensitization, and Isolation of Neurons Using Nitroreductase and Tetrodotoxin-Insensitive Channels. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 1451:355-66.
ABSTRACTAdvances in genetic technologies enable the highly selective expression of transgenes in targeted neuronal cell types. Transgene expression can be used to noninvasively ablate, silence or activate neurons, providing a tool to probe their contribution to the control of behavior or physiology. Here, we describe the use of the tetrodotoxin (TTX)-resistant voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.5 for either sensitizing neurons to depolarizing input, or isolating targeted neurons from surrounding neural activity, and methods for selective neuronal ablation using the bacterial nitroreductase NfsB.
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