In Vivo Electroporation of Adult Mouse Sensory Neurons for Studying Peripheral Axon Regeneration
Electroporation has been a widely used tool to introduce DNA plasmids or RNA oligos into cultured cells and recently in vivo into chick or mouse embryos. Here we report a rapid and efficient approach to transfect adult mouse dorsal root ganglion neurons in vivo with precise spatiotemporal control via electroporation. This approach will allow both gain- and loss-of-function experiments in vivo to study the function of adult sensory neurons, such as sensory axon regeneration.
Key wordsIn vivo electroporation Peripheral nervous system Axon regeneration Dorsal root ganglion Adult mouse sensory neurons
This work was supported by grants to F.Q.Z. from NIH (R01NS064288) and the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.