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Articles by Rebecca J. McFarland in JoVE
Use of Immunolabeling to Analyze Stable, Dynamic, and Nascent Microtubules in the Zebrafish Embryo Rebecca J. McFarland*1, Sharlene P. Brown*1, Eudorah Vital1, Jonathan M. Werner1, Rachel M. Brewster1 1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Immunolabeling methods to analyze distinct populations of microtubules in the developing zebrafish brain are described here, which are broadly applicable to other tissues. The first protocol outlines an optimized method for immunolabeling stable and dynamic microtubules. The second protocol provides a method to image and quantify nascent microtubules specifically.
Other articles by Rebecca J. McFarland on PubMed
Microtubule-associated Protein 1b is Required for Shaping the Neural Tube Neural Development. Jan, 2016 | Pubmed ID: 26782621 Shaping of the neural tube, the precursor of the brain and spinal cord, involves narrowing and elongation of the neural tissue, concomitantly with other morphogenetic changes that contribue to this process. In zebrafish, medial displacement of neural cells (neural convergence or NC), which drives the infolding and narrowing of the neural ectoderm, is mediated by polarized migration and cell elongation towards the dorsal midline. Failure to undergo proper NC results in severe neural tube defects, yet the molecular underpinnings of this process remain poorly understood.