Vaccinia virus transfection of hippocampal slice neurons

D. L. Pettit, Thillai Koothan, Dezhi Liao, R. Malinow

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Here we describe a technique that uses a recombinant vaccinia virus to transfect neurons in rat hippocampal slices. This technique allows the use of molecular biological manipulations on neuronal tissue while maintaining intact synaptic function. This method should be useful in testing specific hypotheses regarding the role of synaptic proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1995

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