Articles by Zhiming Shen in JoVE
Targeted Labeling of Neurons in a Specific Functional Micro-domain of the Neocortex by Combining Intrinsic Signal and Two-photon Imaging Philip O'Herron1, Zhiming Shen1, Zhongyang Lu1, Adrien E. Schramm1, Manuel Levy1, Prakash Kara1 1Department of Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina A method is described for labeling neurons with fluorescent dyes in predetermined functional micro-domains of the neocortex. First, intrinsic signal optical imaging is used to obtain a functional map. Then two-photon microscopy is used to label and image neurons within a micro-domain of the map.
Other articles by Zhiming Shen on PubMed
An Artery-specific Fluorescent Dye for Studying Neurovascular Coupling Nature Methods. Mar, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22266543 We demonstrate that Alexa Fluor 633 hydrazide (Alexa Fluor 633) selectively labels neocortical arteries and arterioles by binding to elastin fibers. We measured sensory stimulus-evoked arteriole dilation dynamics in mouse, rat and cat visual cortex using Alexa Fluor 633 together with neuronal activity using calcium indicators or blood flow using fluorescein dextran. Arteriole dilation decreased fluorescence recorded from immediately underlying neurons, representing a potential artifact during neuronal functional imaging experiments.