Patch-Clamp Recording and RT-PCR on Single Cells

  • Bertrand Lambolez
  • Etienne Audinat
  • Pascal Bochet
  • Jean Rossier
Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 26)


The technique described in this chapter provides electrophysiologists using patch-clamp with a convenient method to link electrophysiological data to a molecular analysis of the mRNAs expressed in a single cell. This molecular analysis can be used either to correlate cell responses with their molecular basis or to identify cell types according to the expression of specific markers. The core of the molecular analysis is polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which makes it fast, sensitive, and simple.


Polymerase Chain Reaction Purkinje Cell Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification Polymerase Chain Reaction Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Lambolez
    • 1
  • Etienne Audinat
    • 2
  • Pascal Bochet
    • 3
  • Jean Rossier
    • 3
  1. 1.Znstitut Atfred FessardCentre National de la Recherche ScienttfiqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laborutoire de Neurobiofogie et de Neuropharmacologie du DeveloppementCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Institut Alfred FessardCentre National de la Recherche ScientifqueGifsur-YvetteFrance

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