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dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhengyi
dc.contributor.authorHaslehurst, Peter
dc.contributor.authorScott, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorEmptage, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorDholakia, Kishan
dc.identifier.citationYang , Z , Haslehurst , P , Scott , S , Emptage , N & Dholakia , K 2016 , ' A compact light-sheet microscope for the study of the mammalian central nervous system ' , Scientific Reports , vol. 6 , 26317 .
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dc.descriptionWe thank the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (grant number EP/J01771X/1), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Wellcome Trust for funding.en
dc.description.abstractInvestigation of the transient processes integral to neuronal function demands rapid and high-resolution imaging techniques over a large field of view, which cannot be achieved with conventional scanning microscopes. Here we describe a compact light sheet fluorescence microscope, featuring a 45◦ inverted geometry and an integrated photolysis laser, that is optimized for applications in neuroscience, in particular fast imaging of sub-neuronal structures in mammalian brain slices. We demonstrate the utility of this design for three-dimensional morphological reconstruction, activation of a single synapse with localized photolysis, and fast imaging of neuronal Ca2+ signalling across a large field of view. The developed system opens up a host of novel applications for the neuroscience community.
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dc.subjectRC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatryen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleA compact light-sheet microscope for the study of the mammalian central nervous systemen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Biomedical Sciences Research Complexen
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