Advertisement
Research Article

Visual Properties of Transgenic Rats Harboring the Channelrhodopsin-2 Gene Regulated by the Thy-1.2 Promoter

  • Hiroshi Tomita mail,

    hiroshi-tomita@iiare.tohoku.ac.jp

    Affiliation: International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Eriko Sugano,

    Affiliation: International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Yugo Fukazawa,

    Affiliations: Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, Sokendai, Kanagawa, Japan

    X
  • Hitomi Isago,

    Affiliations: International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Yuka Sugiyama,

    Affiliations: Tohoku University Basic and Translational Research Center for Global Brain Science, Sendai, Japan, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Teru Hiroi,

    Affiliation: International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Toru Ishizuka,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Biology and Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Hajime Mushiake,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Megumi Kato,

    Affiliation: Section of Mammalian Transgenesis, Center for Genetic Analysis of Behavior, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan

    X
  • Masumi Hirabayashi,

    Affiliations: Sokendai, Kanagawa, Japan, Section of Mammalian Transgenesis, Center for Genetic Analysis of Behavior, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan

    X
  • Ryuichi Shigemoto,

    Affiliations: Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan, Sokendai, Kanagawa, Japan, Solution-Oriented Research for Science and Technology, Kawaguchi, Japan

    X
  • Hiromu Yawo,

    Affiliations: Department of Developmental Biology and Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences, Sendai, Japan, Tohoku University Basic and Translational Research Center for Global Brain Science, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Makoto Tamai

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

    X
  • Published: November 05, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007679

About the Authors

Hiroshi Tomita, Eriko Sugano, Hitomi Isago, Teru Hiroi
International Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Hitomi Isago, Makoto Tamai
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Toru Ishizuka, Hiromu Yawo
Department of Developmental Biology and Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences, Sendai, Japan
Yugo Fukazawa, Ryuichi Shigemoto
Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Yugo Fukazawa, Masumi Hirabayashi, Ryuichi Shigemoto
Sokendai, Kanagawa, Japan
Ryuichi Shigemoto
Solution-Oriented Research for Science and Technology, Kawaguchi, Japan
Megumi Kato, Masumi Hirabayashi
Section of Mammalian Transgenesis, Center for Genetic Analysis of Behavior, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Yuka Sugiyama, Hiromu Yawo
Tohoku University Basic and Translational Research Center for Global Brain Science, Sendai, Japan
Hajime Mushiake
Department of Physiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Yuka Sugiyama
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: hiroshi-tomita@iiare.tohoku.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HT ES YF TI RS. Performed the experiments: HT ES YF HI YS TH MK MH. Analyzed the data: HT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HM. Wrote the paper: HT HY MT.