The following two methods can be used to selectively visualize arteries in the brain:
- Immunostaining with alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA) (Watkins et al., 2014)
- Labeling with Alexa Fluor 633 hydrazide dye (Watkins et al., 2014; Shen et al., 2012)
- Watkins et al., 2014. Disruption of astrocyte-vascular coupling and the blood-brain barrier by invading glioma cells. Nat Commun. 5, 4196. PMID-24943270; Full Text Link: nature, PMC
- Shen et al., 2012. An artery-specific fluorescent dye for studying neurovascular coupling. Nat Methods. 9(3), 273-6. PMID-22266543; Full Text Link: nature, PMC
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