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Intrathoracic Injection for the Study of Adult Zebrafish Heart
 

Intrathoracic Injection for the Study of Adult Zebrafish Heart

Article doi: 10.3791/59724
May 14th, 2019

Summary May 14th, 2019

This method relies on the injection of 0.5−3 μL of solution into the thorax of adult zebrafish. The procedure efficiently delivers proteins and chemical compounds into the proximity of the zebrafish heart without damaging the organ. The approach is suitable for testing effects of exogenous factors on various tissues of the heart.

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