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    Combinations of Patch-Clamp and Confocal Calcium Imaging in Acutely Isolated Adult Mouse Amygdala Brain Slices
    Authors:  Jianyang Du and Erin Elizabeth Koffman, date: 08/05/2018, view: 49, Q&A: 0
    Calcium imaging is a powerful technique in the study of neuronal physiology, as it avoids the enzyme treatment on neurons and is able to study the neuronal activities in vivo. Using calcium-imaging techniques, we are able to monitor the ...
    Protocol for the Isolation and Super-resolution dSTORM Imaging of RyR2 in Cardiac Myocytes
    Authors:  Yufeng Hou, Christopher Le, Christian Soeller and William E. Louch, date: 08/05/2018, view: 70, Q&A: 0
    Since its inception, super-resolution microscopy has played an increasingly important role in the discovery and characterization of nanoscale biological structure. dSTORM, which is one of the most commonly applied methods, relies on stochastic ...
    High-throughput YO-PRO-1 Uptake Assay for P2X7 Receptors Expressed in HEK Cells
    Authors:  Akira Karasawa and Toshimitsu Kawate, date: 07/20/2018, view: 183, Q&A: 0
    P2X7 receptors are extracellular ATP-gated ion channels that play broad physiological and pathological roles in animals (Sluyter, 2017). Activation of P2X7 receptors lead to the opening of membrane channels permeable for small cations like Na+ ...
    Overcoming Autofluorescence to Assess GFP Expression During Normal Physiology and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans
    Authors:  Alina C. Teuscher and Collin Y. Ewald, date: 07/20/2018, view: 835, Q&A: 0
    Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is widely used as a molecular tool to assess protein expression and localization. In C. elegans, the signal from weakly expressed GFP fusion proteins is masked by autofluorescence emitted from the intestinal ...
    Visualization of Growth and Morphology of Fungal Hyphae in planta Using WGA-AF488 and Propidium Iodide Co-staining
    Authors:  Amey Redkar, Elaine Jaeger and Gunther Doehlemann, date: 07/20/2018, view: 124, Q&A: 0
    Fungal pathogens colonizing plants show a varying degree of symptoms. Microscopy techniques have been used to study the infection and proliferation of fungal hyphae inside the host. One of the best optimized and commonly used method is the ...
    Isolation of Phages Infecting Marinomonas mediterranea by an Enrichment Protocol
    Authors:  Patricia Lucas-Elío, Sukrit Silas and Antonio Sanchez-Amat, date: 07/05/2018, view: 216, Q&A: 0
    This protocol describes the isolation of lytic phages infecting the marine bacterium Marinomonas mediterranea from samples of seawater, sand, and seagrass from Posidonia oceanica meadows. It includes the collection of samples, the ...
    Morphological Analysis of Dopaminergic Neurons with Age Using Caenorhabditis elegans GFP Reporter Strains
    Authors:  Sanjib Guha, Guy Caldwell and Pankaj Kapahi, date: 05/05/2018, view: 558, Q&A: 0
    This protocol describes how to quantify different morphological defects as observed in the dopaminergic neurons using C. elegans GFP reporter strains with age.
    Quantifying Gene Expression Directly from FACS Using Hydrolysis (TaqMan) Probes on Flash-frozen Cells
    Authors:  Kirsten A. Copren, Oyang Teng, Cassandra J. Adams, Cláudia Bispo and Michael Lee, date: 04/20/2018, view: 738, Q&A: 0
    The TaqMan Gene Expression Cells-to-CtTM Kit enables reverse transcription directly from cell lysates without the need for isolating RNA. The recommended input range for the lysis reaction is between 10-105 cells, though the ...
    RNA Extraction from Wistar Rat Cochlea for qRT-PCR
    Authors:  Janaína Cândida Rodrigues and Rubens Vuono de Brito Neto, date: 12/05/2017, view: 1329, Q&A: 0
    Otology research has developed considerably in recent years and molecular analysis is crucial to identify metabolic pathways and therapeutic targets. However, the structure of the cochlea limits the amount of cell mass, and special care is required ...
    MTT Assay for Cytotoxicity Assessment in Oryza sativa Root Tissue
    Authors:  Snehalata Majumdar, Titir Guha and Rita Kundu, date: 11/20/2017, view: 1725, Q&A: 0
    Cytotoxicity of different compounds are commonly evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. This assay is mainly used to study cell viability in cell lines (Carmichael et al., 1987). In this ...