Rat SmI Cortex

Neal Prakash nprakash at meded.com.uci.edu
Sat Apr 15 16:33:26 EST 1995

i'm not sure exactly what you're looking for or want the stain for, but 
optical imaging of intrinsic signals is another way of visualizing the 
barrel fields in vivo. of course you need to equipment and experience to 
do this. let me know if you are interested in more information.

-neal prakash
nprakash at meded.com.uci.edu

On 14 Apr 1995, JHewitt001 wrote:
> >>If anyone out there is doing any work, or is interested in the 
> >>somatotopic organization of the rat somatosensory cortex, (especially
> the 
> >>facial and forepaw representation), I would be extremely pleased if you
> could 
> >>email me.  If you emailed me earlier and waited for a response, I'm
> sorry.  
> >>Furthermore, if anyone knows of any stains other than cytochrome oxidase
> >>that can stain cortex for barrels in the adult rat, please let me know.
>   Several stains, not necessarily specific for the barrel field
> representation, will reveal the cytoarchitexture of the whisker and
> forepaw representations. 
> NADPH-diaphorase staining is a easy procedure that will clearly reveal the
> barrels  in the developing rat by postnatal day 5, slightly later than
> that observed with the cytochrome oxidase staining. Also staining for some
> lectins (peanut lectin) will reveal the barrels.

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