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Patch Clamp Recordings from Embryonic Zebrafish Mauthner Cells
 

Patch Clamp Recordings from Embryonic Zebrafish Mauthner Cells

Article doi: 10.3791/50551
September 10th, 2013

Summary September 10th, 2013

We have developed an intact brain-spinal cord preparation to record and monitor electrical activity via patch clamp recording from the Mauthner neurons and other reticulospinal cells in zebrafish embryos. Thus, we are able to record excitatory and inhibitory synaptic currents, voltage-gated channel activity and action potentials from key neurons in a developing embryo.

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