Stimulus-dependent expression of immediate-early genes in rat somatosensory cortex.

@article{Melzer1997StimulusdependentEO,
  title={Stimulus-dependent expression of immediate-early genes in rat somatosensory cortex.},
  author={P Melzer and Heinz Steiner},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={380 1},
  pages={145-53}
}
Using in situ hybridization histochemistry, we investigated the effects of whisker stimulation in freely moving rats on the expression of the immediate-early genes zif 268 and c-fos in the barrel cortex. Whiskers equipped with metal filaments were stimulated for 5-15 minutes with a pulsating magnetic field. Such whisker stimulation resulted in increased zif 268 and c-fos expression that was largely restricted to radial columns across the barrels representing the stimulated whiskers. In these… CONTINUE READING

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