Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Science. 1983 Dec 2;222(4627):1025-7.

Identification of presynaptic neurons by laser photostimulation.

Abstract

An optical method involving the use of a laser and a novel fluorescent dye as a photostimulation probe has been developed to identify presynaptic neurons in a large ensemble of cells. Illumination of an extracellularly stained neuron by the laser microbeam evokes action potentials. With this technique an interneuron connecting identified leech neurons was quickly located. The method speeds up the elucidation of neuronal networks, especially when small cells are involved.

PMID:
6648515
DOI:
10.1126/science.6648515
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire
Loading ...
Support Center