inquiry about in vivo microdialysis

Stephan Anagnostaras stephan at
Mon Nov 6 21:55:27 EST 1995

In article <smith.1399.1.309D6B06 at>,
smith.1399 at (bradley steven smith) wrote:

> I am a student at Ohio State University in search of information, any 
> information, about in vivo microdialysis. Is this technique appropriate for 
> animal behavioral studies or is there too much hardware in the way? What are 
> the types of compounds that can be assayed for? A library search on the 
> subject has turned up little. How can I learn the technique? Any information 
> at all would be appreciated.

There are texts on the technique. It's reasonable for studying behavior,
but the lab really has to know what they are doing and has to have a lot
of specialists who know what they are doing.  The costs are very high
in man-hours and equipment, too, so I wouldn't willy walk around trying
to start it up in some lab. In any case my old advisor does a lot of
work with behavior and in vivo microdialysis, you could look for 
papers by Terry E. Robinson (recent one in J Neurosci).  He has also
coedited a reasonable book on it.


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