2 articles published in JoVE
Utilizing pHluorin-tagged Receptors to Monitor Subcellular Localization and Trafficking Ashley M. Fox-Loe1, Brandon J. Henderson2, Christopher I. Richards1 1Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marshall University Labeling the extracellular domain of a membrane protein with a pH sensitive fluorophore, superecliptic pHluorin (SEP), allows subcellular localization, expression, and trafficking to be determined. Imaging SEP-labeled proteins with total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy (TIRFM) enables the quantification of protein levels in the peripheral ER and plasma membrane.
Using a Comparative Species Approach to Investigate the Neurobiology of Paternal Responses Catherine L. Franssen1, Massimo Bardi2, Kelly G. Lambert1 1Department of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College, 2Department of Psychology, Marshall University The comparative species approach allows behavioral neuroscientists to explore various neurobiological factors associated with specific behaviors viewed as characteristic of a specific animal model. Taking advantage of naturally occurring differences in behavior between closely related species, this technique doesn’t require invasive techniques to manipulate the expression of the behavior.