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Dissection and Imaging of Active Zones in the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction
 

Dissection and Imaging of Active Zones in the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction

Article DOI: 10.3791/2676
April 27th, 2011

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Summary April 27th, 2011

The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) of Drosophila melanogaster is an important model system for studying normal synaptic function as well as perturbations to synaptic function found in certain neurological diseases. We present a protocol for dissection of the Drosophila larval motor system and immunostaining for active zone proteins within the NMJ.

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