Transgenic Strategies for Sparse but Strong Expression of Genetically Encoded Voltage and Calcium Indicators
AbstractRapidly progressing development of optogenetic tools, particularly genetically encoded optical indicators, enables monitoring activities of neuronal circuits of identified cell populations in longitudinal in vivo studies. Recently developed advanced transgenic approaches achieve high levels of indicator expression. However, targeting non-sparse cell populations leads to dense expression patterns such that optical signals from neuronal processes cannot be allocated to individual neurons. This issue is particularly pertinent for the use of genetically encoded voltage indicators whose membrane-delimited signals arise largely from the neuropil where dendritic and axonal membranes of many cells intermingle. Here we address this need for sparse but strong expression of genetically encoded optical indicators using a titratable recombination-activated transgene transcription to achieve a Golgi staining-type indicator expression pattern in vivo. Using different transgenic strategies, we also illustrate that co-expression of genetically encoded voltage and calcium indicators can be achieved in vivo for studying neuronal circuit input–output relationships. View Full-Text
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Song, C.; Do, Q.B.; Antic, S.D.; Knöpfel, T. Transgenic Strategies for Sparse but Strong Expression of Genetically Encoded Voltage and Calcium Indicators. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1461.
Song C, Do QB, Antic SD, Knöpfel T. Transgenic Strategies for Sparse but Strong Expression of Genetically Encoded Voltage and Calcium Indicators. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(7):1461.Chicago/Turabian Style
Song, Chenchen; Do, Quyen B.; Antic, Srdjan D.; Knöpfel, Thomas. 2017. "Transgenic Strategies for Sparse but Strong Expression of Genetically Encoded Voltage and Calcium Indicators." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 7: 1461.
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