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Optogenetics

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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
An Optimized Calcium-Phosphate Transfection Method for Characterizing Genetically Encoded Tools in Primary Neurons
Chapter number 16
Book title
Optogenetics
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3512-3_16
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3510-9, 978-1-4939-3512-3
Authors

Shiyao Wang, Yong Ku Cho

Editors

Arash Kianianmomeni

Abstract

In order to characterize genetically encoded tools under the most relevant conditions, the constructs need to be expressed in the cell type in which they will be used. This is a major hurdle in developing optogenetic tools for neuronal cells, due to the difficulty of gene transfer to these cells. Several protocols have been developed for transfecting neurons, focusing on improved transfection efficiency. However, obtaining healthy cells is as important. We monitored transfected cell health by measuring electrophysiological parameters, and used them as a guideline to optimize transfection. Here we describe an optimized transfection protocol that achieves reasonably high efficiency (10-20 %) with no discernable impact on cell health, as characterized by electrophysiology.

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Unknown 6 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 67%
Professor 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 50%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 17%
Chemistry 1 17%
Neuroscience 1 17%