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Live Imaging of the Ependymal Cilia in the Lateral Ventricles of the Mouse Brain
 

Live Imaging of the Ependymal Cilia in the Lateral Ventricles of the Mouse Brain

Article doi: 10.3791/52853
June 1st, 2015

Summary June 1st, 2015

Using high-resolution differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy, an ex vivo observation of the beating of motile ependymal cilia located within the mouse brain ventricles is demonstrated by live-imaging. The technique allows a recording of the unique ciliary beating frequency and beating angle as well as their intracellular calcium oscillation pacing properties.

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