In Utero Electroporation to Study Mouse Brain Development

  • Emilie PacaryEmail author
  • François Guillemot
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2047)


In utero electroporation is a rapid and powerful technique to study the development of many brain regions. This approach presents several advantages over other methods to study specific steps of brain development in vivo, from proliferation to synaptic integration. Here, we describe in detail the individual steps necessary to carry out the technique. We also highlight the variations that can be implemented to target different cerebral structures and to study specific steps of development.


Electroporation In utero Brain Embryo Neuronal development Gain and loss of function Transfection Mouse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INSERM U1215, Neurocentre MagendieBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Université de BordeauxBordeauxFrance
  3. 3.The Francis Crick InstituteLondonUK

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