Electrophysiological and Visual Tags

  • Nicholas GrazianeEmail author
  • Yan Dong
Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 112)


Just like we can identify friends based on physical characteristics (voice, appearance, etc.), so too can we identify synaptic proteins or neurons based on their electrophysiological characteristics. This chapter discusses different approaches to electrophysiologically identify specific synaptic receptors or specific neuronal types including examples in which these approaches have been implemented experimentally.

Key words

Calcium-permeable AMPARs GluN2B Dopamine neurons Capacitance Input resistance Resting membrane potential Fluorescent dyes Fluorescent tags pHluorins 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroscience DepartmentUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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