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Targeting Trends Newsletter 17q1

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Lipid Link to Neuro-Degenerative Disease

Martínez-Gardeazabal J et al. Lipid mapping of the rat brain for models of disease. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28235468 The major components of plasma membranes are lipids. These molecules have a wide range of functions including cellular structure, metabolism and signaling molecules.  Regarding this last feature, there is a group […]

Targeting Topics 17q1

Photoentrainment and Pupillary Light Reflex Are Mediated By Distinct Populations of Iprgcs. Chen SK, Badea TC, Hattar S. Nature 476(7358):92-95, 2011. PMID: 21765429 Intinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) express the photopigment Melanopsin and regulate a wide array of light dependent physiological processes. Genetic ablation of ipRGCs eliminates circadian photoentrainment and severely disrupts the pupillary […]

Melanopsin photoresponse relies on the SEE-terminus

Somasundaram et al. C-terminal phosphorylation regulates the kinetics of a subset of melanopsin-mediated behaviors in mice. PNAS (2017), pii: 201611893. PMID: 28223508 Chronotype (morningness-eveningness) in mammals likely has multiple causes. Phase angle of entrainment is defined as the relationship between the timing of the biological clock and the timing of an external time cue, and if the primary […]

Targeting Talk: Neurotransmitter Antibodies

Advanced Targeting Systems offers a full line of antibodies to neurotransmitters; everything from serotonin and L-DOPA, to noradrenaline and dopamine. These antibodies are an excellent choice for immunohistochemistry applications as they are ideally primed for use in tissues that have been perfused with a mixture of paraformaldehyde and gluteraldehyde. Some frequently asked questions: Q:  Could you […]

Neurovascular Coupling and Brain Imaging

Lecrux et al. Impact of altered cholinergic tones on the neurovascular coupling response to whisker stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience (2017), 1784-16. PMID: 28069927 Brain imaging techniques that use vascular signals to map changes in neuronal activity rely on the coupling between electrophysiology and hemodynamics, a phenomenon referred to “neurovascular coupling” (NVC). It is unknown whether […]

Fab-pHAST: The newest targeting tool

Contributed by Patrick Shramm, Product Manager for Fab-pHast We are pleased to announce a new set of tools to rapidly screen antibodies, Fab-pHast conjugates. The ATS pHAST product line provides the FASTEST results in quantitative testing of your antibody’s specific-binding and internalization. Fab-pHast contains a pH-dependent fluorescent reporter that increases intensity in acidic surroundings, such […]

Cover Article: The locus coeruleus: a potential link between cerebrovascular and neuronal pathology in Alzheimer’s disease.

Contributed by S C Kelly, P T Nelson, S E Counts Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that most commonly affects individuals over the age of 65. While of unknown etiology, AD is characterized by a steady decline in cognitive functions including memory, attention, executive functions, and language. There is currently no disease-modifying therapy […]

Accelerating Your Research

As we start a new year, we at Advanced Targeting Systems are more dedicated than ever to providing our customers with the innovate, cutting-edge tools that will accelerate and optimize research. Scientists around the world have published exciting new data to advance our knowledge of how specific cell types affect behavior and disease. With each new discovery, possibilities […]