Conditional Gene Expression and Targeting in Neuroscience Research

Alexei Morozov1

1 Unit on Behavioral Genetics, Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Neuroscience
Unit Number:  Unit 4.31
DOI:  10.1002/0471142301.ns0431s44
Online Posting Date:  July, 2008
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Recently developed techniques for spatially and temporally controlled genetic manipulations based on regulated homologous recombination and/or transcription are extensively used in brain research. In addition to being important for testing the role of specific proteins in the central nervous system, these techniques allow analysis of brain functions at the neuronal circuit level. This overview discusses principles of conditional inactivation and expression of genes, and their specific applications to studies of the mammalian brain. Curr. Protoc. Neurosci. 44:4.31.1‐4.31.10. © 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: brain; conditional mutagenesis; Cre‐loxP; tetracycline transactivator

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
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Literature Cited

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