Selective photostimulation of genetically chARGed neurons.
To permit direct functional analyses of neural circuits, we have developed a method for stimulating groups of genetically designated neurons optically. Coexpression of the Drosophila photoreceptor genes encoding arrestin-2, rhodopsin (formed by liganding opsin with retinal), and the alpha subunit of the cognate heterotrimeric G protein--an explosive combination we term "chARGe"--sensitizes generalist vertebrate neurons to light. Illumination of a mixed population of neurons elicits action pot...Expand abstract
- Publisher copy:
- Pubs id:
- Local pid:
- Deposit date:
- Copyright date:
If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record