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.