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Identification of Specific Sensory Neuron Populations for Study of Expressed Ion Channels
 
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Identification of Specific Sensory Neuron Populations for Study of Expressed Ion Channels

Article DOI: 10.3791/50782
December 24th, 2013

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Afferent sensory neurons signal sensory information from the periphery to the central nervous system. Identifying specific afferent neurons will help in understanding their physiology. We describe a method of retrograde labeling to identify afferent neurons, and study the voltage-gated ion channels in these neurons using patch clamp electrophysiology and immunocytochemistry.

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