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Biocytin | CAS No. 576-19-2 | Buffers, Chelators and Reagents
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Description: Versatile marker for neuroanatomical investigations

Chemical Name: N6-[5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-Hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]-1-oxopentyl]-L-lysine

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Citations (12)

Biological Activity

Biocytin is a versatile marker used in anterograde, retrograde and intracellular neuroanatomical investigations and in biotinidase assays. Displays high solubility in aqueous solutions and has a low molecular weight facilitating injection using micropipettes. Can be incorporated with a variety of avidin and streptavidin conjugates for detection by light, fluorescence or electron microscope.

Technical Data

Soluble to 50 mM in water with gentle warming
Store at -20°C

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Citations for Biocytin

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  1. Myosin XVI Regulates Actin Cytoskeleton Dynamics in Dendritic Spines of Purkinje Cells and Affects Presynaptic Organization.
    Authors: Roesler Et al.
    Front Cell Neurosci  2019;13:330
  2. Dendrite-Specific Amplification of Weak Synaptic Input during Network Activity In Vivo.
    Authors: Ferrarese Et al.
    Cell Rep  2018;24:3455
  3. Neural Circuit-Specialized Astrocytes: Transcriptomic, Proteomic, Morphological, and Functional Evidence.
    Authors: Chai Et al.
    Neuron  2017;95:531
  4. Encoding of Discriminative Fear Memory by Input-Specific LTP in the Amygdala.
    Authors: Kim and Cho
    Neuron  2017;95:1129
  5. Differential Control of Dopaminergic Excitability and Locomotion by Cholinergic Inputs in Mouse Substantia Nigra.
    Authors: Estakhr Et al.
    Curr Biol  2017;27:1900
  6. Identification and structure solution of fragment hits against kinetoplastid N-myristoyltransferase.
    Authors: Robinson and Wyatt
    Nature  2015;71:586
  7. Isolation, expansion and transplantation of postnatal murine progenitor cells of the enteric nervous system.
    Authors: Dettmann Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e97792
  8. Regulation of action potential waveforms by axonal GABAA receptors in cortical pyramidal neurons.
    Authors: Xia Et al.
    PLoS One  2014;9:e100968
  9. hPSC-derived maturing GABAergic interneurons ameliorate seizures and abnormal behavior in epileptic mice.
    Authors: Cunningham Et al.
    Cell Stem Cell  2014;15:559
  10. Autistic-like behaviour and cerebellar dysfunction in Purkinje cell Tsc1 mutant mice.
    Authors: Tsai Et al.
    MBio  2012;488:647
  11. Parallel optical control of spatiotemporal neuronal spike activity using high-speed digital light processing.
    Authors: Jerome Et al.
    Front Syst Neurosci  2011;5:70
  12. Leptin does not directly affect CNS serotonin neurons to influence appetite.
    Authors: Lam Et al.
    Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun  2011;13:584


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