RRC ID 37870
Author Tomioka R.
Title Expression of EGFP by adenovirus-mediated gene transfer in the central nervous system.
Journal Methods Mol Biol
Abstract A new method for investigating cortical microcircuitry uses adenovirus to introduce enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) as a reporter gene to small groups of neurons. Adenovirus in solution containing 600 mM NaCl was injected into the cerebral cortex in anesthetized rats and monkeys, resulting in many EGFP-positive neurons in the interconnected distant brain regions as well as at the injection site. This result suggests that adenovirus with high NaCl concentration will be a kind of retrograde tracer. Thus, I have succeeded in finding a condition of adenovirus injection to retrogradely label cortical neurons to the full extent of their dendritic configurations. This system can be used to study the microcircuitry of central nervous system, and specific mammalian gene function within identified circuits in vivo using RNA interference and/or gene overexpression.
Volume 515
Pages 97-106
Published 2009
DOI 10.1007/978-1-59745-559-6_6
PMID 19378116
MeSH Adenoviridae / genetics* Adenoviridae / isolation & purification Animals Cell Line Central Nervous System / metabolism* Gene Expression* Gene Transfer Techniques* Genes, Reporter / genetics Genetic Vectors / genetics* Green Fluorescent Proteins / analysis* Green Fluorescent Proteins / genetics Green Fluorescent Proteins / metabolism* Humans
Human and Animal Cells