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Articles by Gilberto Soler-Llavina in JoVE
Preparation of Acute Brain Slices Using an Optimized N-Methyl-D-glucamine Protective Recovery Method Jonathan T. Ting*1, Brian R. Lee*1, Peter Chong1, Gilberto Soler-Llavina1, Charles Cobbs2, Christof Koch1, Hongkui Zeng1, Ed Lein1 1Cell Types Program, Allen Institute for Brain Science, 2The Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, Swedish Neuroscience Institute This protocol demonstrates the implementation of an optimized N-methyl-D-glucamine (NMDG) protective recovery method of brain slice preparation. A single media formulation is used to reliably obtain healthy brain slices from animals of any age and for diverse experimental applications.
Other articles by Gilberto Soler-Llavina on PubMed
Two-Photon Holographic Stimulation of ReaChR Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 2016 | Pubmed ID: 27803649 Optogenetics provides a unique approach to remotely manipulate brain activity with light. Reaching the degree of spatiotemporal control necessary to dissect the role of individual cells in neuronal networks, some of which reside deep in the brain, requires joint progress in opsin engineering and light sculpting methods. Here we investigate for the first time two-photon stimulation of the red-shifted opsin ReaChR. We use two-photon (2P) holographic illumination to control the activation of individually chosen neurons expressing ReaChR in acute brain slices. We demonstrated reliable action potential generation in ReaChR-expressing neurons and studied holographic 2P-evoked spiking performances depending on illumination power and pulse width using an amplified laser and a standard femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillator laser. These findings provide detailed knowledge of ReaChR's behavior under 2P illumination paving the way for achieving in depth remote control of multiple cells with high spatiotemporal resolution deep within scattering tissue.