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    Chapter 1 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 2 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 3 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 4 Reversible Photoregulation of Gene Expression and Translation
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    Chapter 5 Controlling Protein Activity and Degradation Using Blue Light.
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    Chapter 6 Photo Control of Protein Function Using Photoactive Yellow Protein
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    Chapter 7 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 8 Optogenetic Control of Pancreatic Islets
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    Chapter 9 Optogenetics in Plants: Red/Far-Red Light Control of Gene Expression
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    Chapter 10 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 11 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 12 Optogenetic Control of Mammalian Ion Channels with Chemical Photoswitches
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    Chapter 13 Optogenetic Modulation of Locomotor Activity on Free-Behaving Rats
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    Chapter 14 Combined Optogenetic and Chemogenetic Control of Neurons
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    Chapter 15 Intracranial Injection of an Optogenetics Viral Vector Followed by Optical Cannula Implantation for Neural Stimulation in Rat Brain Cortex
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    Chapter 16 An Optimized Calcium-Phosphate Transfection Method for Characterizing Genetically Encoded Tools in Primary Neurons
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    Chapter 17 Optogenetic Approaches for Mesoscopic Brain Mapping
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    Chapter 18 Optogenetic Tools for Confined Stimulation in Deep Brain Structures
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    Chapter 19 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 20 Optogenetic Light Crafting Tools for the Control of Cardiac Arrhythmias
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    Chapter 21 Inscribing Optical Excitability to Non-Excitable Cardiac Cells: Viral Delivery of Optogenetic Tools in Primary Cardiac Fibroblasts
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    Chapter 22 Optogenetic Engineering of Atrial Cardiomyocytes
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    Chapter 23 A Multichannel Recording System with Optical Stimulation for Closed-Loop Optogenetic Experiments
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    Chapter 24 Optogenetic Control of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor Signaling
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    Chapter 25 Protein Inactivation by Optogenetic Trapping in Living Cells
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    Chapter 26 Optogenetics
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    Chapter 27 Guidelines for Photoreceptor Engineering
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    Chapter 28 Erratum to: Optogenetics in Plants: Red/Far-Red Light Control of Gene Expression
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Chapter title
Inscribing Optical Excitability to Non-Excitable Cardiac Cells: Viral Delivery of Optogenetic Tools in Primary Cardiac Fibroblasts
Chapter number 21
Book title
Optogenetics
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3512-3_21
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3510-9, 978-1-4939-3512-3
Authors

Jinzhu Yu, Emilia Entcheva Ph.D., Emilia Entcheva

Editors

Arash Kianianmomeni

Abstract

We describe in detail a method to introduce optogenetic actuation tools, a mutant version of channelrhodopsin-2, ChR2(H134R), and archaerhodopsin (ArchT), into primary cardiac fibroblasts (cFB) in vitro by adenoviral infection to yield quick, robust, and consistent expression. Instructions on adjusting infection parameters such as the multiplicity of infection and virus incubation duration are provided to generalize the method for different lab settings or cell types. Specific conditions are discussed to create hybrid co-cultures of the optogenetically modified cFB and non-transformed cardiomyocytes to obtain light-sensitive excitable cardiac syncytium, including stencil-patterned cell growth. We also describe an all-optical framework for the functional testing of responsiveness of these opsins in cFB. The presented methodology provides cell-specific tools for the mechanistic investigation of the functional bioelectric contribution of different non-excitable cells in the heart and their electrical coupling to cardiomyocytes under different conditions.

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Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 21%
Professor 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Unknown 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 21%
Engineering 2 14%
Neuroscience 1 7%
Unknown 4 29%