The cerebral cortex of a transgenic mouse engineered to overexpress human alpha synuclein under the Thy1 promotor, immunolabeled for mGluR5 (red), alpha synuclein (green) and counterstained with DAPI (blue) to reveal cell nuclei. This image has been downsampled from the raw data image, which can be accessed using the link provided to the Cell Centered Database. Other images in this group include transgenic mice engineered to overexpress a mutant form of human alpha synuclein (A53T), as well as examples from wild type specimens.
Tissue came from either mice genetically engineered to overexpress human alpha synuclein (mouse strain, C57BL/6-DBA/2, overexpress a mutant form of alpha synuclein (A53T), or wild type animals from the same strain, anesthetized with nembutal, and perfused with 4% paraformaldehyde. Tissue was sectioned on a vibratome at a thickness of 80µm and immunostained with the following antibodies: mouse monoclonal anti-alpha-SYN; BD Transduction Laboratories, secondary conjugated to Alexa 488; rabbit polyclonal anti-mGluR5, Chemicon Ab. 5675, secondary conjugated to Rhodamine Red X. DAPI was dissolved in ProLong Mounting Medium and applied at the time of mounting. Section imaged using a Olympus Fluoview 1000, with a Olympus PlanApo 60X 1.4 NA objective.
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