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Caspase-3 Activity in the Rat Amygdala Measured by Spectrofluorometry After Myocardial Infarction
 

Caspase-3 Activity in the Rat Amygdala Measured by Spectrofluorometry After Myocardial Infarction

Article doi: 10.3791/53207
January 12th, 2016

Summary January 12th, 2016

Myocardial infarction (MI) is not only followed by impaired cardiac function but also by apoptosis in the amygdala, a brain region involved in the behavioral consequences of MI. This protocol describes how to induce MI, collect amygdala tissue and measure caspase-3 activity, a marker of apoptosis, therein.

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