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Visualizing Astrocyte Morphology Using Lucifer Yellow Iontophoresis

DOI :

10.3791/60225-v

September 14th, 2019

September 14th, 2019

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1Department of Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 2Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

Astrocytes are morphologically complex cells, exemplified by their multiple processes and bushy territories. To analyze their elaborate morphology, we present a reliable protocol to perform intracellular Lucifer yellow iontophoresis in lightly fixed tissue.

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Keywords Astrocyte Morphology

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