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Cellular Structures: Components of a cell.

In Situ Detection and Single Cell Quantification of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Using Nuclear Microprobe Analysis

1Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG), Université de Bordeaux, 2Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG), CNRS, 3Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condens é e de Bordeaux (ICMCB), CNRS, 4Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condens é e de Bordeaux (ICMCB), Université de Bordeaux

JoVE 55041


Preparation of Primary Neurons for Visualizing Neurites in a Frozen-hydrated State Using Cryo-Electron Tomography

1Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, 2Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, 3Department of Neuroscience, University of California at San Diego, 4National Center for Macromolecular Imaging, Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

JoVE 50783


Intravital Microscopy for Imaging Subcellular Structures in Live Mice Expressing Fluorescent Proteins

1Intracellular Membrane Trafficking Unit, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University

JoVE 50558


Preparation of 3D Collagen Gels and Microchannels for the Study of 3D Interactions In Vivo

1Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 5Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

JoVE 53989


Adapting the Electrospinning Process to Provide Three Unique Environments for a Tri-layered In Vitro Model of the Airway Wall

1Division of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, University of Nottingham, 2Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, 3Division of Immunology and Allergy, School of Molecular Medical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 4Division of Respiratory Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, 5NIHR Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit, University of Leicester, 6School of Sport, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

JoVE 52986


Quantitative Whole-mount Immunofluorescence Analysis of Cardiac Progenitor Populations in Mouse Embryos

1Cell, Developmental, and Regenerative Biology Department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 3Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 4Microscopy Core, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 5Department of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 6Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

JoVE 56446

 Developmental Biology

Imaging Dendritic Spines of Rat Primary Hippocampal Neurons using Structured Illumination Microscopy

1Center for Neuroscience, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 2Van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy, Section Molecular Cytology, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam

JoVE 51276


An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

JoVE 5213

Cellular and molecular neuroscience is one of the newest and fastest growing subdisciplines in neuroscience. By investigating the influences of genes, signaling molecules, and cellular morphology, researchers in this field uncover crucial insights into normal brain development and function, as well as the root causes of many pathological conditions.

This video introduction to the fascinating world of cellular and molecular neuroscience begins with a timeline of landmark studies, from the discovery of DNA in 1953 to more recent breakthroughs like the cloning of ion channels. Next, key questions in the field are introduced, such as how genes influence neuron activity and how the nervous system is modified by experience. This is followed by brief descriptions of some prominent methods used to analyze genetic material in neurons, manipulate expression of genes, and visualize neurons and their parts. Finally, several applications of molecular and cellular neuroscience are presented to demonstrate how cellular and molecular approaches can be used to profile neuron populations and explore their functions.


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