[Neuroscience] Anyone do in vivo patching?

Francois Windels via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by f.windels from uq.edu.au)
Sun Mar 14 22:21:07 EST 2010

i usually resect the meninges and then use the pressure from a 20ml  
syringe to go down
once on the top of my zone of interest i use only mouth pressure
all that works well for deep brain region

if you work on superficial layers of cortex you might want to use a  
different strategy


On 12/03/2010, at 4:51 PM, Bill wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm learning to do In vivo patching. However, I am getting conflicting
> advice from my boss and from published methods/protocols papers.
> Specifically, what positive pressure do you use while penetrating the
> meninges and unwanted structures, and what pressure do you use while
> searching for cells in the target area?
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Francois Windels, PhD.
Research fellow
Synaptic plasticity laboratory
Thinking systems project (ITEE),
Queensland Brain Institute,
Saint Lucia, Australia

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