Protective recovery method:

•Zhao et al., (2011) Cell type–specific channelrhodopsin-2 transgenic mice for optogenetic dissection of neural circuitry function.  Nature Methods. 8(9):745-52.

•Peca et al., (2011) Shank3 mutant mice display autistic-like behaviours and striatal dysfunction. Nature. 472(7344):437-42.

•Ting et al., (2014) Acute brain slice methods for adult and aging animals: application of targeted patch clamp analysis and optogenetics. Patch-Clamp Methods and Protocols (of the Methods in Molecular Biology series). 1183:221-242.



Adult brain slice methods:

•Moyer & Brown (1998) Methods for whole-cell recording from visually preselected neurons of perirhinal cortex in brain slices from young and aging rats.  J Neuroscience Methods. 86(1):35-54.

•Tanaka, Y., et al. (2008) The effects of cutting solutions on the viability of GABAergic interneurons in cerebral cortical slices of adult mice. J Neurosci Methods. 171, 118-125.


Other important brain slice methods studies:

•Aghajanian, G.K., and Rasmussen, K. (1989) Intracellular studies in the facial nucleus illustrating a simple new method for obtaining viable motoneurons in adult  rat brain slices. Synapse. 3, 331-338.

•Ye, J.H., et al. (2006) Patch-clamp studies in the CNS illustrate a simple new method for obtaining viable neurons in rat brain slices: glycerol replacement of NaCl protects CNS neurons. J Neurosci Methods. 158, 251-259.
•Richerson, G.B., and Messer, C. (1995) Effect of composition of experimental solutions on neuronal survival during rat brain slicing. Exp Neurol. 131, 133-143.

•Bischofberger, J., et al. (2006) Patch-clamp recording from mossy fiber terminals in hippocampal slices. Nat Protoc. 1, 2075-2081.

​•MacGregor et al, (2001) HEPES prevents edema in rat brain slices.  Neuroscience Letters. 303(3):141-4.
•Brahma et al, (2000) Ascorbate inhibits edema in brain slices.  J Neurochemistry.  74(3):1263-70.