Fluorescent probes that stain living nerve terminals.
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We have evaluated the efficacy of 18 cationic mitochondrial dyes that, as a class, show some ability to stain living nerve terminals. Several of these agents provide excellent staining of neuromuscular junctions in a wide range of species. More detailed studies of the most effective of these dyes--4-(4-diethylaminostyryl)-N-methylpyridinium iodide (4-Di-2-ASP)--indicate that it has no lasting effect on the structure or function of motor nerve terminals. As demonstrated in the accompanying paper (Lichtman et al., 1987; see also Lichtman et al., 1986), 4-Di-2-ASP can therefore be used to follow the configuration of identified motor terminals over arbitrarily long intervals.
- Magrassi, L; Purves, D; Lichtman, JW
- April 1, 1987
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- 7 / 4
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- 1207 - 1214
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