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Volumetric Ca2+ Imaging in the Mouse Brain Using Hybrid Multiplexed Sculpted Light Microscopy.

Cell (2019-04-16)
Siegfried Weisenburger, Frank Tejera, Jeffrey Demas, Brandon Chen, Jason Manley, Fraser T Sparks, Francisca Martínez Traub, Tanya Daigle, Hongkui Zeng, Attila Losonczy, Alipasha Vaziri
ABSTRACT

Calcium imaging using two-photon scanning microscopy has become an essential tool in neuroscience. However, in its typical implementation, the tradeoffs between fields of view, acquisition speeds, and depth restrictions in scattering brain tissue pose severe limitations. Here, using an integrated systems-wide optimization approach combined with multiple technical innovations, we introduce a new design paradigm for optical microscopy based on maximizing biological information while maintaining the fidelity of obtained neuron signals. Our modular design utilizes hybrid multi-photon acquisition and allows volumetric recording of neuroactivity at single-cell resolution within up to 1 × 1 × 1.22 mm volumes at up to 17 Hz in awake behaving mice. We establish the capabilities and potential of the different configurations of our imaging system at depth and across brain regions by applying it to in vivo recording of up to 12,000 neurons in mouse auditory cortex, posterior parietal cortex, and hippocampus.

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Fluorescein isothiocyanate–dextran, average mol wt 70,000, (FITC:Glucose = 1:250)