Invitro application of gold nanoprobes in live neurons for phenotypical classification, connectivity assessment, and electrophysiological recording.

Thermoregulatory neurons in the preoptic area of the anterior hypothalamus (POA) form synaptic networks, which affect responses that regulate body temperature. To characterize these pathways of activation, projections to effector control areas, like the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH), require labeling in live tissue slices. Traditional fluorescent dyes… (More)